Yvonne Carts-Powell

Welcome to A Mighty Girl!

In beautiful, tv and movies, writing on April 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Looking for a book or DVD in which the hero is a girl? Those stories can be surprisingly hard to find. Sometimes it seems like for every “Spirited Away” there are a hundred “Home Alone”s.

Finally, A Mighty Girl is here to help. The makers say: After years of seeking out empowering and inspirational books for our four young nieces, we decided to create A Mighty Girl as a resource site to help others equally interested in supporting and celebrating girls. Our labor of love has now come to fruition as the world’s largest collection of books and movies for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls.

It makes an excellent bookend with the Achilles Effect, a site I’ve mentioned here before, which examines the gender messages sent by pop culture, provides strategies for countering these messages, and encourages discussion of a vitally important issue that is rarely talked about—the impact of gender stereotypes on boys.

Read more at the inagural blog entry:A Mighty Girl is Launched!.

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