1. Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
“I believe in deeds, not words.” — Alanna
About a girl who pretends to be a boy in order to become the first female knight in her kingdom — and kicks ass at it along the way.
3. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
“‘You mean that dragons don’t care whether their king is male or female; the title is the same no matter who the ruler is.’ — Cimorene
‘That’s right. We like to keep things simple.’” — Kazul
About a princess that refuses to be a ‘proper’ woman and runs away to join a community of dragons.
4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed—or worse, expelled. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed.” — Hermione
Because let’s be real: these books are really about Hermione constantly saving Harry and Ron from sticky situations.
7. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
About a girl, Kit, who grows up in Barbados, moves to Connecticut after losing her grandfather, and struggles with life and accusations of witchcraft in a Puritanical society.
9. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
“Life, with its rules, its obligations, its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”
About a girl, Meg, who goes on an adventure through time and space with her friend and her little brother to rescue her father from evil forces on another planet.
- President Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday stopping the EPA's plan to limit power plants burning coal.
- A former UK politician has made a moving apology for voting against same-sex marriage, 3 years after the first ceremonies.
- The mayor of London has urged politicians in the European Union not to "punish" Britain for the decision to leave the European Union, stating a "bad Brexit" would hurt the EU too.
- And Facebook will start globally rolling out three features today on iOS and Android that strongly resemble Snapchat. They're called Camera, Direct, and Stories.