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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Favorite Young Book Heroines

Do you have favorite young book heroines in your reading life?

10 Favorite Young Book Heroines (a teen girl rides a skateboard)

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Top Ten Tuesday: That Artsy Reader Girl (text)

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Heroines

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Book Heroines (or Heroes). I decided to focus on YOUNG heroines for my list because (1) I have so many favorites and (2) I have a post scheduled for Women’s History Month in March which highlights adult heroines.

*Note: Even though each story has a young heroine, not all books in this list are classified as children’s lit.

Do we share the love for any of these young heroines? Do you have a favorite young book heroine?

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Zlatka and Fania from Paper Hearts by Meg Woviott (YA)

In a concentration camp, they risked their lives for friendship.

Ada from The War That Saved My Life and The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (MG)

During the WWII evacuation of children from London, Ada fended for herself and cared for her brother despite a physical disability.

Anna from A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus (MG)

During the WWII evacuation of children from London, Anna cares for herself and her siblings.

Adunni from The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré (Adult)

Despite harrowing circumstances, Adunni pursued an education so that her voice would be heard.

Amal from Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed (MG)

Despite indentured servitude, Amal pursues education.

Louisiana from Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo (MG)

Through some extreme circumstances, Louisiana finds her “found family.”

Daunis from The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (YA)

Somewhat reluctantly but always bravely, Daunis becomes a CI (confidential informant) for the FBI in an effort to combat drugs in her Native American community.

Dita from The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe (YA)

At great risk, Dita operates an underground library and assists in educating the children of the camp.

Liesel from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (YA)

Even though they are German, Leisel and her family hide a young Jewish man in their basement during WWII.

Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (YA)

Katniss volunteers to take her sister’s place as the tribute.


So many more I could list!
Who are your favorite young book heroines?

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  1. I love that you did all young heroines. It’s so important for young women and girls to have strong heroines to look up to.

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