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*_From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler_.
Strong female protagonist.
L'Engle, Madeleine. _A Wrinkle in Time_ and many, many others.
[Science fiction] AWIT is a classic. Meg Murray saves her
father and little brother from the clutches of IT. Three other
books follow this one, and L'Engle has written a whole slew of
other children's books. Characters are wonderfully drawn, and
females get strong, well drawn roles.
McKinley, Robin. _The Hero and the Crown_, _The Blue Sword_.
[Fantasy] Set in the ancient kingdom of Damar. The proponents of
each book are heroic females who take on the foes of the kingdom.
The books start out slow and finish fast. _Hero_ is also a
Newberry Award winner.
McKinley, Robin. _The Outlaws of Sherwood_.
[Mythic fiction] This version of Robin Hood does not romanticize
the life of the outlaws. It also gives a much stronger role to
Marian. There are all the familiar characters, plus a few other
interesting female characters. The Sheriff of Nottingham stays
well in the background. Interesting version.
Voigt, Cynthia. _Homecoming_.
[Fiction] Three children walk across a good portion of America
after being abandoned. The oldest sister is the one that pulls