A Mighty Girl’s recommended reading lists are divided into four age levels: 6 - 7, 8 - 10, 11 - 13, and 14 and up. All recommended books were selected for high literary value and thematic content that would provide compelling discussion material for book clubs.
The selections for the youngest group include a mix of picture books and chapter books to offer options for children to read alone or with a parent. If your children are advanced readers for their age, we recommend also perusing the 8 - 10 selections as thematically the topics are appropriate for younger readers though the texts themselves are more complex.
The recommendations for readers aged 11 - 13 and even more so for those aged 14 and up vary from the serious to the light-hearted. As would be expected, many address more advanced themes such as relationships, body image, and social issues like racism, poverty, or war. These texts offer book clubs with an excellent opportunity to explore many “big questions” related to topics ranging from self image to ethics that may otherwise be challenging to discuss with tweens or teens.
Of course, interests of individual book clubs vary so, if you don’t find what you are looking for on our recommendation lists, we encourage you to review the full selection on the main site which lists over 1,000 more books than are included here.