Top books and games to discover inspiring women

Children are on the front line to fight against gender stereotypes, sexism and carry the fight for feminism in their generation. They often look for faces and stories to identify with, through books, movies or even games. To do this, we have concocted a selection of games and books with inspiring women.

In 2021, still too few women are highlighted throughout history. At school, we rarely talk about them. Yet they have existed and they will continue to exist. These women who have marked history and society through their struggle deserve not to be forgotten. They can also serve as an example for young girls and boys to step out of their comfort zone (even if it’s hard!).

To do this, there are many books that tell their story with simple words and illustrations. Simone de Beauvoir, Rokhaya Diallo, Emma Watson, Malala Yousafzai, Frida Kahlo, Wangari Maathai, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Virginia Woolf, Pina Bausch, Angela Davis, Oprah Winfrey, Calamity Jane, Margaret Hamilton or Jane Goodall, the list goes on. and the courses are all more rewarding than the others. Make dreams come true by inspiring your children to think bigger and go beyond their limits, thanks to these portraits of inspiring women.

Autobiographies, comics, novels, encyclopedias, there is something for everyone.

Our selection of books on inspiring women

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Films and series about inspiring women

For those who do not like to read, it is also possible to discover these inspiring destinies through cinematographic works, whether films or series.

Synopsis: “Mulan is a beautiful young girl who lives in a Chinese village. Despite her love and respect for her family, her disregard for convention keeps her away from the roles of devoted girls. When her country is invaded by the Huns, Mulan , listening only to her courage, takes her father’s place in order to save his life. She will become, with the help of a dragon in search of rehabilitation, an extraordinary warrior “.

Available on Disney +.

Synopsis: “Since the dawn of time, in the heart of the wild and mysterious lands of the Highlands of Scotland, tales of epic battles and mythical legends have been passed down from generation to generation. Merida, the fiery daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor , has a problem… She is the only girl in the world who does not want to become a princess! Wielding the bow like no one else, Merida refuses to comply with the rules of the court and defies a thousand-year-old tradition sacred in the eyes of all and especially of her mother. In her quest for freedom, Merida will unwittingly see an unfortunate wish come true and throw the kingdom into chaos. Her determination will be crucial for her to thwart this terrible curse. “

Available on Disney +.

Synopsis: “Malala has been fighting for 5 years for the right to go to school in her Taliban-controlled province of Swat. In New York, on July 12, 2013, at the United Nations, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl came to promote the education of young girls. The one who the previous year, just on the way to school, was wounded by a bullet … “

Available on Canal +.

Synopsis: “United States, 1970s. Lawyer and model housewife of six, Phyllis Schlafly is also a conservative activist. When she leads the movement to prevent the ratification of the amendment which seeks to guarantee the equality of rights between the sexes, it unleashes the anger of feminists, led by their leaders, Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan …

Based on a true story. “

Available on Canal +.

Synopsis: “This drama series traces the political rivalries, intrigues and events that marked the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the second half of the 20th century …”

Available on Netflix.

Synopsis: “For their work on radium, the scientists Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie, her husband, received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1903. Between Pierre and Marie, it is a fusional love. The life of the young woman wife is upset when her husband dies hit by a horse-drawn carriage … “

Available on Canal +.

Feminist games for children and teenagers

Little more, there are also games to deconstruct stereotypes and stimulate your child’s knowledge. Thanks to these games, children will learn not to associate a profession, emotions or even passions with a genre. Younger children also learn about consent and the different ways of saying yes or no. Some games can even be played in multiple languages.

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Suruthi is a writer for the Aufeminin, Parole de Mamans and Avis de Mamans websites. She is also Community Manager for Aufeminin Maman’s Facebook and Instagram social networks. She is also …