Reading has always been more than just my favorite pastime; it's been a learning tool. From moral dilemmas, to failed relationships, to difficult decisions, and more, reading has truly gotten me through so much of my life. I learned love, life, and the pursuit of happiness through the pages of books. And without even realizing it, I was reading about feminist characters in children's books.
Feminism is the basic concept of equality between the sexes, and that's a concept that should be taught from day one. Whether it's being taught outright or it's being taught covertly through the pages of a beloved classic children's novel, feminism is a concept we can all get behind.
In classics, in contemporaries, in science-fiction, and in beloved children's books everywhere, there are feminist characters hiding between the pages. Maybe you've never noticed how feminist they are, maybe you never thought children's books could be feminist. Maybe, you've never read the following books! Maybe, you're just in the market for a children's book. In any case, might I suggest one of the following? You'll not only entertain your favorite kid (or yourself), you'll be teaching them a few good things about feminism in the process.