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Category: Misc
  • Our top picks of girl-empowering wordless picture books that will send kids' imaginations soaring!

    Storytime is a popular ritual for many children — but what if the story has no words? Wordless picture books provide a unique storytelling experience, one that’s more interactive than a regular picture book: instead of just listening to you read, you and your child get to explore the action on the page and tell the story yourselves! A good wordless book, full of evocative illustrations with vivid details, encourages creativity and fosters plenty of discussion, either one on one or in a class group.

    If you’re interested in incorporating wordless picture books into your library, we've showcased our favorites girl-empowering titles in this post. These intriguing, funny, and touching books will intrigue readers young and old alike!

    For many more picture books starring Mighty Girls — with and without words — visit our Picture Book Collection.

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  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of girl-empowering reimaginings of twelve traditional fairy tales from Rapunzel to Cinderella!

    It’s a rare person who hasn’t heard traditional fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, and more — in fact, variants of stories like these exist in most world cultures! But one of the most evocative aspects of fairy tales is how they change to suit the times... and in a time when Mighty Girl stories are in great demand, it’s no surprise that there are some terrific empowering spins on classic fairy tales!

    If you’d like to show your children how familiar themes can be explored in new and different ways, we’ve collected some of our favorite versions of Mighty Girl fairy tales. Sometimes they’re versions from different cultures; sometimes they explore how a story could have happened differently; and sometimes they move the story to a new time — or even into outer space! But every one showcase a daring, clever, and heroic Mighty Girl!

    The fairy tales recommended here are only a small fraction of the girl-empowering fairy tales available on A Mighty Girl. For over 200 fairy tales and folktales starring Mighty Girls, visit our Fairy Tales & Folktales book collection. Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's round-up of the best last-minute deals on girl-empowering toys!

    In our final toy round-up of the season, we're helping out the last-minute shoppers: all of the girl-empowering toys featured in this blog post are currently on sale and still available in time for Christmas. From science sets to pretend play sets featuring popular characters like Princess Leia and Doc McStuffins, we've included a range of options to appeal to Mighty Girls' diverse interests. And, best of all, with free two-day shipping for Prime members, you still have time to have it under the tree on Christmas morning! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of Wonder Woman-themed books, toys, costumes, and clothing for children and adults.

    For seventy-five years, Diana of the Amazons — better known to the world as Wonder Woman — has been thrilling fans young and old! The DC superhero has been an icon of feminism, a champion of peace and truth, and an inspiration to girls in particular, presenting them with a strong, powerful female pop culture role model. And with the live-action Wonder Woman movie becoming one of this year's blockbuster successes, a whole new generation of Mighty Girls has been thrilled to see their hero on the big screen!

    To celebrate Wonder Woman's rise, we've put together a blog post showcasing our favorite Wonder Woman-themed books, toys, costumes, and clothing for both children and adults. No matter your age, there's plenty of ways that you can let your love of Wonder Woman shine! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of empowering toys for Cyber Monday!

    On a day packed with great deals, the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming. To help make it easier, we've pulled together a selection of today's best deals for Mighty Girls! From science toys to art sets to play sets featuring popular Mighty Girl characters like Rey and Doc McStuffins, there are toys to appeal to Mighty Girls of all ages. And, with deep price savings, these empowering options are lighter on holiday budgets. Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of last-minute deals for Black Friday!

    On a day filled with great deals, it can be challenging to sort through all of the options. To help make it easier, we've pulled together 25 of today's best last-minute deals for Mighty Girls! From play sets featuring popular characters like Batgirl and Moana to classic toys like Lego sets and science kits, we've included a range of options to appeal to Mighty Girls' diverse interests. And, parents will love that with the featured toys available for up to 50% off, these toys are both empowering and affordable.

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  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of Hape Toys for Holiday Deals Week!

    With a week full of great deals — perfectly timed for holiday shopping — we know that our community has their eyes open for exciting options for the kids on their gift lists. For Wednesday only, Amazon is offering a special promotion on toys from Hape, a company that makes high-quality, gender-neutral, ecologically-conscious toys, and we wanted to make sure our community didn't miss out!

    In this blog post, we're highlighting twenty Hape toys suitable for young children. From marble runs to art easels, from wagons to workbenches, these toys encourage creative, open-ended play that's great for all kids, girls and boys alike. Plus, their solid wood construction ensures that they're durable enough to take everything that your Mighty Girls have to dish out! Parents will also appreciate eco-friendly details like the sustainably sourced wood, BPA-free plastic, and non-toxic dyes used in Hape's construction. Most importantly, these are toys that have stood the test of time that kids will love! Continue reading Continue reading

  • Remembering the forgotten history of the Women's Suffrage Movement's "Night of Terror"

    The Silent Sentinels picketing the White House in 1917 The Silent Sentinels picketing the White House in 1917.

    When we tell our children about the fight for women's suffrage in America, we often tell a sanitized version of the story. We talk about letter-writing campaigns, activist conferences, and stirring speeches — and occasionally, we mention defiant suffragists being hauled to jail. But we often shy away from the darker truths about the sacrifices and suffering many suffragists had to endure in the fight for women's right to vote.

    Today marks the 100th anniversary of one especially notorious event, the "Night of Terror," when 33 suffragists from the National Women's Party, who had been arrested for protesting outside of the White House, were brutally beaten and tortured at the Occoquan Workhouse, a prison in northern Virginia. For many of the women, the physical and psychological consequences of their harrowing experience on the night of November 14, 1917 would be lifelong. Their stories horrified the nation, galvanizing public support for the Women's Suffrage Movement and bringing new momentum which helped pass the 19th Amendment, recognizing women's right to vote, three years later. The freedom to vote, however, had come at a cost, and that cost was borne in part by these women.

    To mark the anniversary of the Night of Terror, A Mighty Girl is telling its story, so that people who were unaware of this ugly part of women's rights history can see just one example of what activists had to sacrifice during the decades-long fight for women's right to vote. While it is a painful story to tell and to hear, it is crucial that we remember — so that we use our right to vote well, and so that we never allow ourselves to lose ground for which so many women fought so hard. Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's 2017 Halloween Gallery is now live! A small sample of the nearly 2,000 photos submitted can be viewed in our Halloween Highlights post.

    Thank you to everyone who submitted photos of their Mighty Girls in costume to our 2017 Halloween Gallery! We received nearly 2,000 photo submissions to this year's gallery and were awed by the creativity and variety of these Mighty Girls' amazing costumes. As we've always said, Mighty Girls know that their costume possibilities are limited only by their imaginations and with costumes ranging from ones based on favorite superheroes to ones inspired by historic role models, these Mighty Girls clearly know no bounds!

    In this blog post, we've showcased a small sample of these incredible costumes -- to browse all of the amazing costume photos submitted, visit our 2017 Halloween Gallery. And, to help you and your Mighty Girl learn more about the wonderful historic figures and characters depicted, we've also linked to our character collection and biography section where relevant.

    And, if you're seeking girl-empowering dress-up clothing or costumes anytime of year, visit our extensive costume collection with options for all ages from infants through adults in A Mighty Girl's Halloween Costume Guide. You can also find Mighty Girl stories for many of the upcoming holidays, including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, in our Holidays & Celebrations collection. Continue reading Continue reading

  • Twenty books that explore poverty and hardship in local communities -- and cultivate kids' desire to lend a helping hand to those in need.

    For many kids, poverty and hunger are things from long ago or far away, but the truth is that financial hardship exists in our own communities as well: behind closed doors, many families struggle to provide the necessities. Divisions due to class differences can appear any time — after all, when a new “must-have” toy or clothing brand becomes popular, there are always classmates at school who can’t have it. And yet, talking to kids about poverty and class is difficult for many adults because the issues behind these problems seem too complicated or uncomfortable to explain.

    Understanding the realities of financial hardship is key to helping kids build empathy for those in need, and thoughtfully written stories can highlight the challenges facing many people in our neighborhoods as well as show how communities can draw together to help. In this blog post, we’re sharing our favorite books for young readers that explore different facets of poverty, hardship, and class in modern society. By sharing these books with kids, you can open their eyes to the financial realities facing other kids just like them and help cultivate a desire to reach out a helping hand to those in need.

    You can find more books addressing poverty worldwide and throughout history in our Poverty & Hardship section. Continue reading Continue reading

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