International Women’s Day — Fave Femmes

Blog International Women’s Day — Fave Femmes

Three cheers for the literary heroines and strong female leads who inspire us at Calgary Reads! Here are just a handful of our favourite femmes from Children’s Literature:

  • Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

“Charlotte has great empathy, curiosity and kindness – more of what we need in the world today!” — Joan

  • Princess Elizabeth from the Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

“Princess Elizabeth is fiercely independent and doesn’t take any nonsense from Ronald and she outsmarts the dragon.” — Laura

  • Dorothy Gale from the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

“Dorothy takes a life’s journey with courage and she epitomizes hope and equity.” — Steacy

  • Katie Morag from the Katie Morag book series by Mairi Hedderwick

“Katie has a great sense of humour, is brave and loves reading and exploring the island on which she lives in Scotland.” — Dawn

  • Gooney Bird Greene from the Gooney Bird Green books by Lois Lowry

“Gooney is self confident, imaginative and always tells the truth.” — Lee Ann

  • Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

“She’s fun, brave, outspoken and adventurous, and lacks confidence because she lives in the shadow of an older sibling. Eventually she becomes a teacher, author and heroine for young readers.” — Donnelle

  • Princess Cimorene from Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

“Continuing a line of more-than-capable princesses who don’t need rescuing, Cimorene joyfully follows her passions and talents to forge her own future!” — Alex

  • Jo March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

“She is loyal, strong and is determined to be a writer in a man’s world in a time when women did not have a career.” — Marilyn