You may not exactly consider yourself a feminist, but you likely want to raise your children in a world where violence against women, pay inequality between the sexes, and birth control controversies no longer exist. Your kids may be coming to you with questions about things they hear that while innocent, can be difficult to answer. As a parent, it is tough to break through all of the media noise and leave a more positive representation of gender identity on your kids. But there are books that can help you become a better feminist parent — even if youdon't think you are.
Whether you're enjoying a bedtime story with your kids or reading alone, there are plenty of books that encourage readers to smash the patriarchy. And it's especially important to share books with strong female characters and story lines with your children. As Everyday Feminist magazine noted, it's important to expose children to a wide variety of gender expressions, while respecting the child's individual choice.
If you're looking to add a little gender equality to your bookshelf, check out these nine books, that will help you have open and honest discussions with your children about ways to close the gap.