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