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905 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Recommendations for Kids

March is Women’s History Month! Here in the Youth Services Department, we like to celebrate the stories of strong women. Check out these picture books, intermediate fiction, and juvenile fiction that feature strong female-identifying narrators.

  • Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone (J fiction). This novel tells the story of a group of young women who take a stand against an unfair dress code at their school. You’ll love how they work together to fight what’s not fair!
  • The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes (picture book). MJ is going to be the Queen of Kindergarten, and she crushes it from the first day! Participating in all her queenly behaviors and wearing her tiara the whole time, MJ is an inspiration (and a perfect walk through of a typical day) for what to do in Kindergarten.
  • Clementine series by Sara Pennypacker (intermediate fiction). Talk about an engaging female character! Clementine wants to do good, but has a hard time sticking to what she’s ‘supposed’ to do. Laugh along with her as she tries, again and again, as we all do, to be a good person.
  • It Began With A Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew The Way by Kyo Maclear (nonfiction). This Nutmeg-nominated picture book biography tells the story of an artist who saw what needed to happen and made it so, through art. Maclear’s art is beautiful and tells a story on its own.

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