It is a terribly common thing to publish a book with the word girl in the title. Many of these books are actually adult books about women, in which case the word girl grates a bit. But around these parts, namely young adult, middle grades and kidlit, girl is generally very literal.
This month, I’ll be exploring some of these titles that feature girls. You will be shocked, SHOCKED to learn that most of them also have female main characters. I know, it’s earth-shattering. This is also probably the time to remind you (just in case you’d forgotten), that books with girl in the title, books about girls and their interests and activities and lives, are not just for girls. They are for anyone and everyone. It is a fallacy that boys are not interested in stories about girls and the perpetuation of this myth by parents, teachers, librarians and yes, also peers, is doing a great disservice, to our young men, who are learning their way in this world, and to our young women who need allies for equality.
So check out these titles, think widely and broadly when recommending them and ENJOY!