Allana The First Adventure: Song of the Lioness: Books by author Tamora Pierce, especially Allana The First Adventure: Song of the Lioness, are top of the list for Circle of Moms member Melanie R. It's not often in fairy tales that the "female character is on a journey to knighthood," she says.
Little House on the Prairie: Also reaching to the classics, Aaryn P. recommends the Little House Collection nine-book set by Laura Ingalls Wilder for moms wanting their daughters — and sons — to find inspiring females in fiction. Her 9-year-old daughter "loved every single book," she says.
Anne of Green Gables: Circle of Moms member Laura W. reaches for "the classics" from her own youth to inspire her daughters with positive female role models. Her favorite feisty feminine heroine is the leading lady of Anne of Green Gables: 11-year-old Anne Shirley.
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