Get hold of these books for young women, filled with empowering stories, quotes and lessons…
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks hasn’t remembered a thing since she was 10. That is until she kisses a boy for the first time – and can still recall it the next day. Sure that this boy is the key to unlocking her memory, she flees the safety of her parents’ home and heads to Norway. A story of great strength and determination.
Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
This innovative book features the stories of 100 extraordinary women throughout history, right into modern times. It’s a great book for all ages – every woman will find this an inspiration.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Like Jo, the main protagonist in the book, we, too, like “good strong words that mean something”, and Little Women is full of them. Although the book was published in 1868, it’s still packed with many lessons that any young woman reading it would find empowering.
Nujeen by Nujeen Mustafa with Christine Lamb
An extremely inspiring story about a Syrian teenager who fled her country for Europe, despite having cerebral palsy and being confined to a wheelchair. Grab the tissues.
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
A harrowing true story about a young girl who, having never experienced freedom, fled North Korea. Escaping from a frightening life, for her survival, all before her 21st birthday, today she is a human-rights activist.
Florence Foster Jenkins by Darryl W Bullock
The woman who never gave up on her dream of singing opera, despite having an awful voice. Read this before you watch the brilliant film starring Meryl Streep.
By books editor, Lauren Mc Diarmid