10 Great Books for Youth and Teens with Great Heroines

The number of books written with amazing heroines makes it daunting to pick 10. May your life be filled with too many heroines as well on this Inauguration Day. Let’s get inspired!

audacity code name verity

Audacity by Melanie Crowder

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge lies we tell ourselves

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

lumberjanes Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and illustrated by Brooke Allen

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

You Cant See the Elephants by Susan Kreller zita_frontcover

You Can’t See the Elephants by Susan Kreller, translated by Elizabeth Gaffney

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week:

Best LGBT Books for Children - Picture Books About Lesbian & Gay Families:


Art from Alessandro Sanna at 7-Imp today: .

Art from Brian Pinkney at 7-Imp today: .

Babette Cole, anarchic creator of Princess Smartypants, dies at 66

The Banned Books Your Child Should Read

I Love This German Grandma Reading Children’s Books On Twitch

Kirsten Greenidge on adapting the beloved Bud, Not Buddy for the stage – DC Theatre Scene

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: the 6 main changes from book to Netflix

Picture Books on the Joy of Mail, Without the E – NYT –


4-year-old bibliophile becomes librarian for a day in world’s largest library

ACLU asks Iowa City Public Library to remove bathroom cameras

. exciting new cafe project is another example of how lives – http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170116/ARTICLE/170119807

Personal librarians abound at one public library

SF Public Library’s quest to put diversity on shelves


Exclusive: E. Lockhart to publish a new YA novel