Geeks With Juniors have compiled a list of 10 book apps with female leads.
What I love about this list:
- GWJ avoided using that increasingly problematic phrase ‘strong female characters’. (Since not all female heroes should have to be upstanding citizens, or anything special, in fact.) Instead GWJ are using words like ‘brave, independent, and unique’.
- Our app Hilda Bewildered is on the list!
- Our character Hilda is a deliberate subversion of the idea that female leads (especially those that happen to be royalty) need to be strong and ‘feisty’ and morally upright and I guess GWJ picked up on that.
On the other hand, I’m sad that lists like these are still necessary, but they most certainly still are.