How ‘A Mighty Girl’ Is Teaching Girls To Be Heroes

A Mighty Girl If you’re a parent, an aunt or uncle, a sibling, a teacher, or simply a person who loves children’s literature and movies, you might notice something—a good girl (character) can be hard to find. It’s not always easy to find female characters in books who actually take on leadership roles in stories—and fortunately, that’s where A Mighty Girl comes in.

A Mighty Girl is more than a website; it’s a comprehensive resource: “A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books and movies for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves!” Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

A Mighty Girl launched just over a month ago, but its selection and resources are vast. The site provides visitors with access to a seemingly endless amount of books and movies, broken down by subjects. The Role Model section, for example, is then further divided into categories, recommended ages, price ranges, and even award winners. The Movies section of the site works similarly. And we had a blast strolling down memory lane while browsing titles like A Little Princess, A Wrinkle in Time and The Hundred Dresses in the site’s Classics section.

A Mighty Girl blog, while still new, looks like it will be a terrific resource for delving into topics like Princess Week (which A Mighty Girl instead called Independent Princess Week). The blog offers Top Pick reviews, chosen by A Mighty Girl. You can also keep up to date with A Mighty Girl on Facebook, where a lot of positive conversation is happening. And the site’s Pinterest presence is a beautiful display of neatly organized book and movie covers that are as wonderful to look at as they are to read and watch.

We’re already big fans of the site, but we’ll leave it to A Mighty Girl to summarize why these resources are so important for our youth. “Girls do not have to be relegated to the role of sidekick or damsel in distress; they can be the leaders, the heroes, the champions that save the day, find the cure, and go on the adventure. It is our hope that these high-quality children’s products will help a new generation of girls to grow and pursue whatever dreams they choose — to truly be Mighty Girls!”

What better message could we give to our children? Books and movies are already an integral part of growing up—and by choosing titles that have strong, empowering messages, we can help our kids unlock a whole new world of exploration and enrichment.

Have you had a chance to stop by A Mighty Girl? What did you think?

  • Oh this looks amazing!!! I have 2 boys, I reckon they can benefit from seeing mighty girls in action x

  • Claudia

    Some time ago I was watching the page, and reading the different topics there. I do not think there’s a better idea to encourage women from small ages to be heroes than create some kind of example that they could use, that’s why I am always trying to be the best example for my sisters.
    A woman must be independent and leader of her own destiny.
    I loved the page, it’s perfect! AND the books and movies are wow! great (: I am gonna show this to my mother and my sisters! I am sure they’ll love it as well!
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful web page, Mrs. Chapman! (:

    • Brenda Chapman

      You sound like a really wonderful big sister! I’m so glad I could introduce you to the site! 🙂

  • Brenda – This post showed up in my reader like a gift this morning. I just had a conference with my 8 year-old’s 2nd grade teacher yesterday. Though my daughter is “academically totally ready for 3rd grade,” her teacher gently expressed some concern about my little girl’s confidence and ease around the other kids.
    The very first book I saw on the Might Girl site is about exactly the topic my daughter needs some help with – learning that it’s ok to make mistakes.

    Thank you SO much. I’m very excited to explore this further.
    🙂

    Yay!!

    • Brenda Chapman

      I am SO glad you found it then! I know what those parent teacher meetings are like, trust me. It’s such a wonderful site. Your daughter will be fine – you’re not alone. xo

  • This is fantastic!

    • Brenda Chapman

      Isn’t it!!!??!! 🙂

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  • Richard

    Hello Brenda
    I am new to your site and I’m quite excited. Thank you for this topic and artice because as a teacher I have been working diligently to convey the message of social equality upon my male and female students. In my home the hero was a woman, my mother. So I’ m finishing up a story about an kingdom under siege from the forces of dark, and the queen will be the shining knight that brings light back to her kingdom. Hopefully, “Lady Helena” will empower girls, women, and the world alike.
    Richard

    • Brenda Chapman

      I’m glad the post was interesting to you… and that you believe women can be heroes, too. Thank you for that! Go “Lady Helena”! I wish you the best of luck with your story.

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