Posts Tagged With: female characters

Hester Pryne vs. Eowyn

This Top 10 list comes from Emily Temple in Flavorwire. Would you agree that Hermione Granger, The Wife of Bath, Jane Eyre, and Hua Mulan should make the cut? (Trying not to mention a certain ubiquitous Katniss and save that for the next post – clearly failing at that!) [EF]

Since March is Women’s History Month, we’ve been thinking a lot about the women who have had positive and lasting impacts on our lives — and perhaps not surprisingly for a bunch of literary geeks like us, we’ve realized that many of them are fictional. For all the hullabaloo about the dearth of strong female characters in modern culture, thankfully there are some wonderfully powerful, kick-ass maidens that have inspired us with their strength, self-discovery, and incredible brilliance over the years…

FULL ARTICLE:  10 MOST Powerful Female Characters in Literature

POST SOURCE: Flavorwire

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You may know Katniss, but do you know Liesel, the Book Thief?

And here’s a look at modern books with strong female characters.  Relying on our old friends at CommonSenseMedia.org, the list is subdivided by age groups: from pre-school to teenager. [EF]

If you think “girl books” are just about princesses, romance, gossipy schoolgirls, and vampires, think again. There are plenty of great books featuring strong female main characters in compelling stories that are sure to appeal to boys as well as girls. Don’t assume that a girl’s name in a book’s title or a picture of a girl on the cover means the book is for girls only. It’s what’s inside that counts…

FULL ARTICLE:  Strong Female Characters in Books

POST SOURCE: commonsensemedia.org

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