Last month I went to a baby shower for a friend. She’s an English teacher and we’re always talking about books. I thought before birth would be the perfect time to make sure her baby girl was introduced to some true female literary heroines. Here are the five I narrowed it down to:
- Ramona Quimby
- Meg from A Wrinkle in Time
- Lucy from the Narnia series
- Jo from Little Women
- Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird
On Facebook, I asked “Who is your favorite female literary character” and got answers ranging from Elizabeth Bennet to Katniss Everdeen. It was fun to see who picked each character and why.
Who is your favorite female literary character?