A few weeks ago, my sister and I took Huff the Babe to storytime at our local Barnes and Noble. To my happiness, the theme of storytime was Star Wars! Perfect for us, right? I pictured HtB sitting and listening as the man dressed as an X-Wing pilot told us all about what would happen if you gave a Wookie a cookie and how to train like a Jedi. That, however, did not happen.
My child decided to throw a tantrum and run like a rabid monkey all over the store. Sigh. While I didn’t get to listen to the story, I did have time to chase my kid all around the children’s area and look at the books she tossed off the shelves. That’s when I came across this:
I was so excited! Not only was this book about Lucille Ball (a personal hero of mine) but I saw that the author, Brad Meltzer, had an entire series about important women (and men) throughout history! I’m so excited to get these books for my little Gryffindor!
He has a book about Amelia Earhart:
And Rosa Parks:
He also has Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, and Jackie Robinson. I know that its important for my daughter to have important male role models, but I was so ecstatic to see books for really young kids all about influential women!
Brad Meltzer also has another best-selling book titled, Heroes for My Daughter.
This book contains fifty-five stories about important folks throughout history including: Marie Curie, Sally Ride, and Jane Gooddall! I may have to buy this one for her too!
Have you read any of these books? Have you read them to your little lady? Do you know of any other “girl power” books a young girl should have on her shelves? Share in the comments below!