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The list author says: "This is a list of books with strong young women as heroines. We need to empower our girls as well as our boys with the belief that pretty is not enough."
The Hunger Games (Book 1)
The Hunger Games (Book 1)
"What a rush to meet Kaitness!"
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
"And the saga continues with more challenges, more cerebral than the Hunger games."
Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
"What can one young woman accomplish?"
Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead
Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead
"A different heroine. . .strong and funny, living in a regular world but with all the confusion of language and culture."
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
"Okay, it's a classic.  But this is my idea of what a woman can do when even as a little girl she speaks her mind."
The Penelopiad (Canongate Myths)
The Penelopiad (Canongate Myths)
"Move over, Odysseus.  Penelope can see right through your bravado."
Dark Water
Dark Water
"Very modern and very appealing, star-crossed love in a California setting.  Similar to Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead, but with a romance as well."
Alice I Have Been: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
Alice I Have Been: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
"Well, if Alice in Wonderland interests you, Benjamin's book goes quite a bit farther."
Paint It Black: A Novel
Paint It Black: A Novel
"An unusual heroine with so many demons to fight. . .very goth!"
Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising
"For elementary school, a heroine among migrants in the Great Depression.  Puts some perspective on what it means when life is hard."