Books, Movies, & Songs To Teach Girls Courage

What exactly does it mean to have courage? We talk about it fairly often, but sometimes it's nice to have a gentle reminder of what it means to be courageous. Books, songs, and movies can be great ways to help teach courage and encourage girls to apply their own skills. We've come up with a list of some of our favorite things to teach courage.

Books

I LIKE MYSELF BY KAREN BEAUMONT

I Like Myself! (board book)
$6.86
By Karen Beaumont

A CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER BY VERA B. WILLIAMS

JOJO'S FLYING SIDEKICK BY BRIAN PINKNEY

JoJo's Flying Sidekick
$7.94
By Brian Pinkney

SPAGHETTI IN A HOT DOG BUN BY MARIA DISMONDY

SHEILA RAE, THE BRAVE BY KEVIN HENKES

Sheila Rae, the Brave
$3.49
By Kevin Henkes

THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES BY SUZANNE COLLINS

The Hunger Games Box Set: Foil Edition
$20.79
By Suzanne Collins

Movies

BRAVE

Brave
$2.99
Starring Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane

MOANA

Moana (2016) (With Bonus Content)
$19.99
Starring Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

A League of Their Own
$7.28
Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz

NANCY DREW

Nancy Drew (2007)
$9.99
Starring Emma Roberts, Tate Donovan, Josh Flitter, Max Thieriot, Rachel Leigh Cook

THE LONGSHOTS

The Longshots
$7.75
Starring Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Tasha Smith, Jill Marie Jones, Dash Mihok

Songs

FIREWORK BY KATY PERRY

LOVE MYSELF BY HAILEE STEINFELD

SKYSCRAPER BY DEMI LOVATO

FIGHT SONG BY RACHEL PLATTEN

MISS INDEPENDENT BY KELLY CLARKSON

Tip: we also have an entire Spotify playlist to play with idea girls. Listen to it here.

We'd love to hear what your favorite books, movies, and songs are for teaching courage as well. Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and let us know.