Book of Heroines

Book for children 
ages 9-12

There is a colossal gender imbalance found in media geared toward children, including books. I created a book for children highlighting twelve women who have radicalized the world, adding to a narrative that is lacking representation.  



There are exponentially more male characters in cartoons, video games, films, and even coloring books. It is difficult to imagine yourself in the role of the protagonist when you are not being represented. Research shows that no more than 33% of children’s books published in any given year contain central characters that are adult women or female animals. However, in children’s books, adult men and male animals appear 100% of the time. 


young minds ages 9-12 and empower them, go on an adventure, and explore the possibilities of a world where we are all truly equal and free. 

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Freelance Graphic Artist, Designer, and  illustrator

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