Today marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law to allow the first women (those over 30 who owned property) to vote. Alfie and Kitty were incredulous that women didn't have the same rights as men back then (and even more shocked when I explained that often women are paid less for doing the same jobs as men). It's so important to make sure the next generation is educated about the amazing women who fought for the right to vote – and other gender battles – so I've done a round-up of some of our favourite empowering books with strong female role models. Enjoy!
Little People, Big Dreams by Lisbeth Kaiser (Frances Lincoln, RRP £9.99). We adore the entire Little People, Big Dreams series, which explores the lives of inspirational women. This portrait of the suffragette is particularly poignant today.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo (Penguin, RRP £20). A modern-day must-have – and an education. You'll find all the traditional feminist icons, plus fascinating unsung heroes.
Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky (Wren & Rook, RRP £12.99). A lusciously illustrated celebration of the achievements of trailblazing women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths.
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