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16 Feminist Kids’ Books for Dismantling the Patriarchy

When we first posted this list of feminist kids’ books in December last year, my niece was only 14 weeks old. Now she’s one, and she’s walking, learning to talk, and impressing her family members daily with her feats. (I remain confident that she’s going to be pretty much a genius.) And what does any budding genius child need? Books. Particularly, books that can help pave their way into a strong, courageous, patriarchy-defeating, feminist adulthood. Books the adults in their lives can read to them, and maybe even learn from themselves.

Luckily, there’s been even more out there in 2017 to help my niece, and the small ones in your life, too, become the brilliant, powerful people they’re destined to be. Here are a few of my favorites for her growing collection, and maybe yours — now updated with additional books. (Share widely for a better future.)