Two established authors who write with strong female leads are Scott Westerfield (The Uglies Trilogy) and Ayn Rand (ignore political preconceptions, these female characters are awe inspiring). Stargirl is also a powerful story.
This last year I’ve written four illustrated activity books that have active, assertive female characters.
Through this March, I’ll be working with the help of a startup incubator to get these stories formatted with their illustrations, ready for digital distribution in April.
- Sasquatchers- All the activities are initiated by a young girl named Kili.
- Mars 1- This book compels the readers to assign themselves roles within the story, so, gender flexible.
- ZAP- This book has a young female lead and includes gender discussions (ZAP 2 will be from a young male perspective).
- SuperMax (not exactly for children, but important to cover as soon as you think your children are old enough)- This book is written from a male’s perspective… but as soon as I finish Orange is the New Black, I will write a SuperMax two from a female perspective.
This is an overview of the SOL Adventure Books.
This is a breakdown of the core concepts. These are all base upon the teaching style of “Whole Human Development” a concept that encourages emotional intelligence and vocational competence in addition to the conventional academic common cores.
Hope you enjoy!