Are you interested in children's books about strong female characters? Do your kids enjoy historical fiction? If are looking for good books for older tweens and young teens, you'll be interested in The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. It was recognized as a Newbery Honor Book, one of the 2010 Newbery Winners. This book of historical fiction is set in Texas in 1899. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate features Calpurnia Tate, an "almost twelve-year-old" girl who is trying to find her place in a world that expects females to play a certain role. For more resources, see my article Strong and Resourceful Female Characters in Children's Books. Are there books with strong female characters that you want to recommend? If so, please click on "Comments" below and share your favorites.
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