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We're making an illustrated poster that celebrates over 100 bold and bright girls in young adult fiction.
We're making an illustrated poster that celebrates over 100 bold and bright girls in young adult fiction.
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Let's celebrate awesome girls in books!

We're Aurélia and Timothy Sanders, and we've spent months researching over 100 strong girl characters from young adult fiction. Using hand drawn illustrations, we've created this 24x36" wall chart that shows teen/adult readers the most heroic girls in the English language – including many they may not have heard of!

What IS it?

This wall chart will measure 24x36 - the size of a standard movie poster.

  • Promotes strong girl role models for readers age 13+
  • Offers titles like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Fault in Our Stars, plus dozens of new discoveries
  • Labels literary award winners
Illustrates 100+ heroines, categorized by genre, themes, and major literary awards.
Illustrates 100+ heroines, categorized by genre, themes, and major literary awards.

Who are we?

We're a mom and pop team that loves literature. From our studio in Madison, Wisconsin, we handle the research, design, and fulfillment of these wall charts.

You'll get:

A beautiful wall chart. Or gift it to a bookworm you love!

  • Printed in Madison, Wisconsin on thick, FSC-certified paper.
  • Designed and shipped in Madison, Wisconsin
Features many newer works from acclaimed women authors.
Features many newer works from acclaimed women authors.
The wide selection of characters and books was meticulously researched with the help of librarians and teachers.
Each entry shows the book title, author, and synopsis. Color-coded categories include themes like Diversity and Social Justice.
Each entry shows the book title, author, and synopsis. Color-coded categories include themes like Diversity and Social Justice.

Try our fun "color-in" version!

If like to DIY, you can opt for this version of the wall chart. It's the same chart, except the reader gets to color-in the characters as she reads them.

Readers can have fun coloring-in the characters as they go!
Readers can have fun coloring-in the characters as they go!
Each heroic character is hand drawn.
Each heroic character is hand drawn.



Risks and challenges

We have already run two successful Kickstarter projects featuring wall charts. With our five years of experience in printing, packing, and shipping posters around the world, we are well equipped.

Of course, in the shipping process, damages to posters can occur. It's very rare, but if your poster is damaged in any way, we will replace it as quickly as possible, for free.

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    Heroic Girls in Books: Set of Two

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