October 11, 2012

International Day of the Girl: BookList 5

To support today's International Day of the Girl, as designated by the United Nations, this fifth and final book list focuses on series put out by several Canadian publishers that focus on girls being. . .
  Fierce    Fearless   Free  
From http://litworld.org/standupforgirls on October 3, 2012.

Dear Canada
from Scholastic Canada  
Personal diaries of girls experiencing different events in Canada's history, from rebellions and epidemics to disasters and economic hardships.

Girls with Grit
from Groundwood Books
Exemplary stories depict the courage and tenacity of girls and young women who endure and even overcome challenges that include poverty, homelessness, abuse, war, leprosy and conflicts of all manner. 

Our Canadian Girl
from Penguin Canada
Series of historical fiction for girls about girls who lived during different times in Canada's history.

Women's Hall of Fame
from Second Story Press
Collective biographies of women from around the world who are leaders in their chosen fields.
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See the other four book lists for International Day of the Girl at the following links:
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Please support literacy for all and help all children understand the inequities and hardships experienced by many girls solely because of their gender. 

Read youngCanLit that advocates for girls to be 
 Fierce    Fearless   Free 


  1. I was late discovering them, but I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed all your lists. And, wow, my TBR list is throbbing: thanks!

  2. Luckily, we should be celebrating girls' achievements always, so there's no rush to reading these great books!