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On World Book Day it’s always a joy to see kids dressed up as their favourite characters from well known stories. You see Hermione Granger, Matilda, and Pippi Longstocking. Three very cool girls who use their creativity, brain power and occasionally magic to deal with a wide range of challenges. But what about all the other fantastic women (both real and fictional) out there who could be celebrated.
To inspire everyone for next year here are a few more of our favourite TEC related heroines. Maybe next year a few of them will make it to the school playgrounds.
1. Rosie Revere a creative problem solver who learns a lot from her engineering grandma in Rosie Revere Engineer. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosie-Revere-Engineer-Andrea-Beaty/dp/1419708457
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2. Ada Lace a detective who uses science and math to solve mysteries in Ada Lace on the Case. https://www.amazon.co.uk/ADA-Lace-Case-Adventure/dp/1481485989
3. Katherine Johnson was a maths wiz who helps NASA calculate one of the first space missions in Counting on Katherine https://www.amazon.co.uk/Counting-Katherine-Johnson-Saved-Apollo/dp/1250137527
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4. Cinderella, but not as you know her in Interstellar Cinderella https://www.amazon.co.uk/Interstellar-Cinderella-Deborah-Underwood/dp/1452125325
5. Greta from Greta and the Giants a familiar looking heroine who stands up to planet destroying giants. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Greta-Giants-inspired-Thunbergs-stand/dp/0711253757
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Finally, a shout out to all of the girls who go as Pearl, the Princess who wants to be a doctor (and who should be on the front cover with Zog) in Zog by Julia Donaldson. We all know she is the true hero of the story! Maybe next year the supermarkets can make a Pearl costume not just a Zog one.
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