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"There is so much going on—daily—at A Mighty Girl, you might consider taking your first perusal with a cup of coffee at your side and plenty of time to explore... Any parental figure hoping to help raise a real mighty girl will be grateful to know about www.amightygirl.com."
"The site is so in-depth and clever. It has over 4,000 items, and it just might become your go-to website to find the perfect gift or educational tool for girls."
"A Mighty Girl honors the contributions of women and girls to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. These fiction and nonfiction selections include many biographies of female leaders and the struggle for racial equality—great inspirational stories of African-American women’s history to share with your nieces for Black History Month!"
"There is a really terrific online resource called A Mighty Girl, www.amightygirl.com, that anyone who is a girl, who teaches girls, who parents girls, or who has a niece or a granddaughter, will appreciate."
"I will be returning to this site over and over again for all kinds of goodies to entertain my son as he grows up. Because if we really want to empower girls, we need to raise better sons, too."
"Parents, chosen family, and beleaguered gift-givers grappling with the “Is this what sells…seriously? I can’t buy that!” dynamic, you’re about to get a welcome exhale using this proprietary database of smart, resourceful female characters and storylines, lovingly hand-selected into a sift-n-sort site with more layers than a spanakopita. A Mighty Girl is a mighty positive pick for Shaping Youth."
"A Mighty Girl is a resource that was created to help people support those girls as they realize, strive for, and achieve their dreams."
"Though the website caters specifically to “girls,” the books, games, and toys in this site are appropriate for all children, regardless of gender."
"I have had so much fun discovering new things on the site lately! And thanks to A Mighty Girl, my never-ending list of books to acquire just got a bit longer."
"Exploring this awesome resource is such fun, and very exciting. It’s a hopeful place, where the winds of change blow strong and wild and free. I love their posts on FB too."
"There is so much more to this site, you really have to see it to believe it. Visit A Mighty Girl today."
"A Mighty Girl’s music section features more than 100 girl-empowering songs in a wide range of genres for your mighty nieces!"
"Last week I ordered two books recommended by my new favorite site for parents of girls, A Mighty Girl. A friend told me about their facebook page a few months back, and I will admit that it is the only facebook page I consider worth liking. Every day there are great suggestions for all things mighty."
"Here are some inspirational and uplifting reads for aunties to share with their growing nieces in celebration of the International Day of the Girl, which occurs this Thursday, October 11, 2012. It will be a day to not only celebrate but highlight, discuss, and advance girls lives and educational opportunities worldwide."
"If you’re interested in princess stories where the girl does the rescuing, or girl power music that actually empowers girls (rather than just saying ‘girl power!’ while wearing underwear on stage), check out A Mighty Girl, a resource website with guides to books, music, clothing, movies and other stuff."
"What a great find. If you have a "Princess" at home, but don't want her to have a "wait around to be rescued" attitude, here is a great list of books to add to your "Little Princesses" library that sends the "Rescue Yourself" message The list has something for everyone."
"Has your niece developed an interest in graphic novels? Often confused with comic books and their standard superhero themes, graphic novels may be easily overlooked despite the educational value that they carry in visual storytelling..."
"One of my absolute favorite sites is A Mighty Girl, which is just chock-full of great suggestions for books, music, movies, and other media that put girls not only in the forefront, but in positions in which they model strength, integrity, and intelligence."
"I was excited to see some of my own favorite childhood authors make the cut, like Judy Blume and Madeleine L'Engle. There are tons more young adults books published since I was a kid that may become my daughter's personal favorites."
"This isn’t just the old classics that adults think kids should read, they have new stuff all the way up to The Hunger Games."
"They have a fantastic selection of graphic novels aimed at girls, and the few that I haven’t read personally have all been highly recommended, so please check the list out! It’s well worth the trip."
"This is one of the most awesome websites I have seen in a while."
"Once you have a daughter, your entire view of the world changes. You realize how difficult it is to raise a strong, independent, smart girl... I have come across a few web-sites that I love, that are about empowering girls and I wanted to give them a shout-out right here. The first is A Mighty Girl..."
"I think it's great that some people are taking a stand and making it easy for parents, teachers and those of us with young female relatives and friends to find material that doesn't portray girls as sidekicks who need a boyfriend."
"This is just the list to get us in the mood for the opening ceremonies tomorrow."
"AMightyGirl.com features an entire roster of books focussed on strong female leads."
A Mighty Girl Co-Founder Carolyn Danckaert responds to the Open University of Catalonia's 2012 Open Thoughts question -- "What if Steve Jobs had been a women?"
"Combining social media interaction, a blog, and a wonderful assortment of reviews and recommendations, the site is lively and engaging for both adults and kids."
"Auntie’s Day takes place on July 22 – a great opportunity to encourage and inspire nieces to become adventurous Mighty Girls like their Savvy Aunties! Below are a few great girl-empowering reads that Savvy Aunties and their nieces may enjoy together."
"[I]t's a wonderfully curated list of stories both new and old especially for girls. Some of these books were even favourites of mine growing up! From Anne of Green Gables to The BFG, this list has it all..."
"I truly Love seeing a "girl’s rock" message for the young ladies out there! ... Their "Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess" is awesome!"
"It’s just the sort of film I figured might earn the endorsement of A Mighty Girl, a new website devoted to compiling lists of books and films that offer empowering representations of female characters for young readers and viewers."
“There are definitely a lot of mothers and fathers looking for positive resources for their daughters,” [Danckaert] said. “They want to have books that inspire their daughters, where they can see themselves as the main characters.”
"There are way more exciting heroines out there than Dora the Explorer and those ghastly Saddle Club chickadees. A Mighty Girl lists 75 dashing candidates in this terrific round-up."
"Somebody on Geek Girls posted this link to the most wonderful site for raising girls ever! There's books and movies and ideas for presents and princess books and, well, it's amazing."
"They have over 1,000 girl empowering books and films listed on the site – and that’s just the beginning. With a rapidly growing database, they hope these books and movies will help a new generation of girls to grow and pursue whatever dreams they choose -- to truly be Mighty Girls!"
"We see A Mighty Girl evolving into the one-stop girl empowerment center on the internet and, based on the tremendous feedback we’ve been receiving from parents, we think there’s a lot of support for this kind of resource."
"Books with girl heroes are harder to find, but they’re out there. You can find a lot of recommendations at A Mighty Girl. Also, make up stories on the spot—they don’t have to be perfect—starring her as the conquering hero battling the dragon or saving all the kittens in a big thunderstorm."
"This is a whole website dedicated to the promotion and celebration of powerful, inspiring representations of girls. The books we read and the films we watch as children and young adults really do have a lasting effect on how we think about ourselves, and making sure that girls have access to stories and role models that will make them feel like they are important, capable, and agents of their own destinies is absolutely crucial."
"No sidekicks or damsels awaiting rescue her--these are all powerful protagonists. The collection lists both classics and new finds and the founders are keen to have new recommendations."
"For moms, aunts, grandmas and other interested parties in promoting strong role models for women, I have to share this site with you. A Mighty Girl launched back in March of this year -- and is a great resource if you are looking for a good book or movie for the smart, mighty girl in your life."
"I have two daughters who love books, and I’ve been very interested in finding stories about girls who aren’t simply damsels in distress, needing to be rescued by (usually) some boy.... Carolyn Danckaert and her husband Aaron Smith built a website collecting books and movies that featured strong girl characters, and it’s a great resource for anyone looking for something to share with their kids. I did a short Q&A with Danckaert about the site, A Mighty Girl."
"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."
"If you are sick of the whole Disney Princess gig and want to help your daughter figure out there is more to her future, take a look at the new A Mighty Girl site for some guidance on 'the world's largest collection of books and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.' It’s about time."
"We recently discovered a really great site called A Mighty Girl filled with books and movies for “smart, confident, and courageous girls.”
"[A Mighty Girl is] relatively new (launched in March of this year!) but already have a varied and interesting collection of books and movies... I already see a substantial amount of our birthday and winter holidays budgets being spent here!"
Last week I ignored “National Princess Week.” It was officially designated as such by Disney, pegged to the anniversary of the release of its Princess Diaries franchise.
A better approach for those of us concerned about the messages all things princess send our girls may be the one taken by D.C. residents Carolyn Danckaert and Aaron Smith. The couple has just launched a new Web site called “A Mighty Girl.” It’s a repository of books and movies with girl empowerment themes.
"The site is also well-organized. You can find books by age or topic. And there is a huge range of topics from the expected kids categories to more evolved categories including science, creative arts, women’s history… There is a lot of bad stuff out in the world. So it’s nice to highlight a winner every now and then!"
"[L]et me tell you it’s an awesome site. I have found new things to read and watch and I am defiantly not in their age demographic (children to teens). I really encourage you to check it out including their list of princess literature that depicts strong, brave and independent women who happen to be princesses."
"Within 24 hours of finding the site, I have surfed AMG for it’s resources, LIKED them on Facebook, became a follower on Pinterest, and sent an email out to my students’ parents about how wonderful of a resource this can be."
"With links and reviews, it looks like a fantastic resource for parents who don't want their girls to grow up pretty in pink."
"While this website was developed specifically to honor girls, theses books and movies will benefit all children. Together we can demand the change and not limit the messages children receive according to gender. All children, regardless of gender, will benefit from receiving messages that support and celebrate girls and their diverse capabilities."
"It is the perfect site to visit when you’re looking for a great gift for the girl in your life."
"I think it’s a great little discovery tool for finding some good books for my girls."
"As a dad constantly on the look-out for strong female role models for my daughter — besides her kick-ass mother, that is — I was thrilled to find A Mighty Girl, an online library of the best in girl power books and movies."
"A Mighty Girl aims to empower girls through books, literature, movies, and strong female role models, through their great, educational, and inspiring program and website."
"I'm so glad that A Mighty Girl, a resource for books and movies that are affirming and encouraging of girls, exists."
"[S]pread the word about this website and use it to build up the catalogues and media libraries of all the badass little kids in your world. It might be called A Mighty Girl but the works in their collection will help kids of all identities grow up to be better people."
"Perfect for teachers and parents, the site offers the world's largest selection of great books and movies for girls, from Judy Blume to Hayao Miyazaki. It's a great site (with an adorable logo) that offers a huge, well organized selection of recommendations."
"So I’m going to continue to saturate my world with articulate counterpoints to what has become the norm, degrading and reducing women’s worth. And I will pump up the fabulousness of sites like A Mighty Girl – because we’re worth it!"
"A Mighty Girl is a new resource designed for us moms who are just exhausted with today’s media, fighting for balanced portrayal between male and female roles, female characters beyond the sidekick best friend or love interest, and for lead females our daughters can really look up to."
"Interesting new site A Mighty Girl has launched, compiling books and movies for smart, confident and courageous girls of all ages. Featuring books such as Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass and movies from Bend It Like Beckham to Coraline there is something for everyone who wants to see girls as leaders and heroes not just sidekicks and love interest."
"Their collection of books is incredible."
"With new titles and old favorites, your daughter will be sure to find something to her liking and you will know her choice fits her age."
"Going online can be a fraught experience for any feminist–you never know when you’re going to stumble across sexist trolls or more depressing news from the war on women. So we would be shirking our duty as a feminist media outlet if we didn’t share some sites we’ve come across recently that make us smile."