Our Recommended Movies

Because of Winn Dixie

Bend it Like Beckham

Corina, Corina

Fairy Tale: A True Story

Fly Away Home


Harriet The Spy

Herbie: Fully Loaded

Kiki's Delivery Service

A League of their Own

Lilo and Stitch

A Little Princess

Little Women


Me Without You

Miss Congeniality 2

The Monkey Kid

Spirited Away

Wild Thornberrys: The Movie

Norma Rae


Princess Diaries (if you must see a princess movie)

Rabbit Proof Fence

Real Women Have Curves

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Spirited Away

The Story of Ruby Bridges

Ten Things I Hate About You

To Kill a Mockingbird

Whale Rider

The Wild Thornberry's Movie

For older teens:

Bastard Out of Carolina

But I'm A Cheerleader

Erin Brokovich

Fried Green Tomatoes

Girl Interrupted

The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love

Love and Basketball

Mannie and Lo

Me Without You

Princess Mononoke

Stepford Wives (original)

Thelma and Louise


Welcome to the Dollhouse

And if you can get hold of these documentaries

Beyond Killing Us Softly: The Strength to Resist

5 Girls

A Girl's Life

Girls Like Us

Killing Us Softly, Still Killing Us Softly, Killing Us Softly 3

Mickey Mouse Monopoly

Playing (Un)fair

Reviving Ophelia

Slim Hopes

Ugly Ducklings

What A Girl Wants

Our Recommended Books

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Angela's Airplane by Robert N. Munsch

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

Eloise by Kay Thompson

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch

Penduli by Janell Cannon

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women by Katrin Tchana

Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Park

Magic Schoolbus series by Joanna Cole

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lindgren

Ramona the Brave series by Beverly Cleary

Harriet the Spy series by Louise Fitzhugh

A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

His Dark Materials (Golden Compass, Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate Di Camillo

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles

Every Little Bird that Sings by Deborah Wiles

Landry News by Andrew Clements

The School Story by Andrew Clements

The Report Card by Andrew Clements

Hannah Divided by Adelle Griffin

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

The Canning Season by Polly Horvath

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

Bloomability by Sharon Creech

Witch Child by Celia Rees

Sorceress by Celia Rees

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Casa Azul: An Encounter with Frida Kahlo by Laban Carrick Hill

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech and David Diaz

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston and Susan Condie Lamb

I'm Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Witness by Karen Hesse

Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse

Devil in Vienna by Doris Orgel

Chester's Way by Kevin Henkes

Sheila Rae, The Brave by Kevin Henkes

JoJo's Flying Side Kick by Brian Pinkney

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young

Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs and Paul O. Zelinsky

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull and David Diaz

The Outside Dog by Charlotte Pomerantz

A Ride on the Red Mare's Back by Ursula K. Le Guin and Julie Downing

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sable by Karen Hesse and Marcia Sewall

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Yolonda's Genius by Carol Fenner

Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart by Patricia G. Lauber

Dealing with Dragons series by Patricia C. Wrede

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman

Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples

Handmaid's Tale (for the older teen) by Margaret Atwood

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume

Protector of the Small Series by Tamara Pierce

Girls to the Rescue series by Bruce Lansky

Amazing Days of Abby Hayes by Anne Mazer

The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

Criss Cross by Lynn Rae Perkins

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