Strong and Spunky Pint-Size Heroines

Women's History Month is about honoring strong and independent women, whether they are famous or everyday heroines. You can also celebrate strong and independent girls! Here are a few fictional pint-size tough and spunky females you might want to get to know.

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed: Ella Sarah really, really wants to wear “my pink polka-dot pants, my dress with orange-and-green flowers, my purple-and-blue striped socks, my yellow shoes and my red hat!" Although Ella Sarah's family thinks her outfit is a little too silly, dressy or out there, she insists on her unique fashion sense in this colorful book about individuality and the validation of friends.

Chrysanthemum: Chrysanthemum thinks she has the most perfect, beautiful name—until she starts school and finds out her name has more syllables than any other kid in her class. Luckily, Chrysanthemum has a supportive family and a spirited music teacher for a role model to help her accept her unique qualities, including her long, lovely name.

When Stella Was Very, Very Small: Once Stella was very small, but she has always had a vivid imagination. Stella’s small size does not scare her away from exploring the world and passes her adventurous spirit on to her younger brother. Marie-Louise Gay's beautiful watercolor-inspired artwork and stories of children playing pretend perfectly capture a wide-eyed curiosity and wonder about the world.

While we often think of heroines as having done something extraordinary, these girls model extraordinary qualities that can help them in their daily lives.

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