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10 amazing female characters for #IWD2016


Happy International Women’s Day!  Reading about #IWD2016 in Twitter got me thinking about the amazing women I have had in my life – family, friends, work colleagues, teachers and students.  Of course, my next thought was about all the amazing women I have met in books.  Then, I just had to write a list of some of my favourite YA female characters.  In no particular order, here they are ….

Eleanor Douglas

from Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

eleanor and park Johanna Morrigan

in How to Build a Girl

by Caitlin Moran

how to build a girl Ree Dolly

in Winter’s Bone

by Daniel Woodrell

the book thief Liesal Meminger

from The Book Thief

by Marcus Zusak

looking for alibrandi Josephine Alibrandi

in Looking for Alibrandi

by Melina Marchetta

winter's bone
Susan (Stargirl) Caraway

in Star Girl

by Jerry Spinelli

stargirl Katniss Everdeen

in The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

hunger games Judy Woolcot

from Seven Little Australians

by Ethel Turner

matilda Matilda Wormwood

in Matilda

by Roald Dahl

counting by 7s Willow Chance

in Counting by 7s

by Holly Goldberg Sloan

seven little australians


As the Curriculum Leader of the Mt Alvernia iCentre, my key areas of interest are: Teaching and Learning The information landscape Digital Literacy Digital citizenship Literature Reading

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