Are you looking for good books that help children to break through gender stereotypes and be true to themselves?

This bookstore allows you to buy from the complete Brave Girls and Strong Women book list of over 80 exciting, empowering books for young people ages 2-17, all from small publishers dedicated to creating a world of equality. Most of these wonderful treasures are hard to find in bookstores and libraries, but now you can buy them easily.

Why only small publishers? Small publishers are not just “small” — they often are committed to making the world a better place and are often more willing to take risks than big publishing conglomerates. Many of the small publishers on this list are dedicated to publishing empowering books for girls and women, or books about sensitive boys, or multicultural books, or books that encourage self-reliance and cooperation. Yet small publishers’ books tend to get overlooked in the glare of publicity put out by the major firms. This list helps readers identify these little-known treasures.

Many of these books are multicultural as well! We have folktales, fiction and nonfiction about a wide range of cultures, including African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, and more!

There’s also a list of books for adults about how to raise strong, confident girls.

Boys suffer from gender stereotypes, too. While girls might stifle their opinions in order to be socially acceptable, boys tend to stifle their emotions. See Helping Boys Break Out of Gender Stereotypes to find books that help boys with this issue.

These books can help girls and boys develop a healthy self-esteem by showing them that they do not need to be limited by gender expectations.

We also have FREE study guides for some books on the site. These study guides can be used by teachers, book group leaders, and parents, to add extra educational value when reading these books.

If you are an author or small publisher with a book that you think would be appropriate for this web site, please send an e-mail to: jyotsna1sree [at] gmail [dot] com. The book must help kids break out of gender stereotypes, and must be published by a small or independent press.