1. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
13,454 people set a record when they famously crowd-funded this book about inspirational women, telling extraordinary stories of extraordinary women, in a way that shows that anyone can accomplish their dreams. Although it is marketed to a younger audience, the stories are a good starting point for older children looking for ideas for research projects and to find out more. We use this book as a starting point for many of our projects over at SEED homeschool!
2. I am Malala
I am Malala is for older readers as there are mature themes throughout the book, however it is incredibly inspirational reading, for young women who are passionate about girls rights to read and gain an education.
3. Little People, Big Dreams Series
Perfect for little girls (and boys) to learn about other little people who had big dreams, and made them happen! the drawings are gorgeous and help to facilitate learning in a way that doesn't feel like learning - which is always more fun!
4. Speeches of War and Peace
Speeches of War and Peace is a long time favourite in our household, and is used as a reference for our new Inspirational Speeches series over at Teen Homeschooling Australia. Incredible and inspiring women stand amongst the most influential people in history, in working towards international peace for all people.
We are giving away a free research project based on one of the inspirational women in this book today - just click the link below, and send us your email address!
You didn't expect to see this here, did you? When looking for the most inspiring stories for girls, you really can't go past the age-old tale of the little girl, ousted from her family home and taken off to the remote moors, to live with her hermit Grandfather, and a few goats.
Fearless in the face of huge changes, Heidi sees beauty and wonder in everything around her, and goes on to study books with her Grandfather, until she can read well enough to not only teach other girls, but also read to older women in the area who haven't experienced the joy of books for many, many years.
This is one of our favourite books ever - and we have been known to go on and watch several different variations of Heidi movies after finishing the book...
Quiet inspiration for girls who aren't interested in slaying dragons, but still know that they can make a difference to the world in their own way.
Homeschooling and unschooling families sharing stories and snippets of life and learning at home every day - guest posts welcome