Summer Reading Inspiration


“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” ― Margaret Fuller*

Girls’ schools inspire the next generation of young women to lead with courage, competence, and empathy. Among the countless ways we educate and inspire girls with the confidence and skills to become the next generation of female leaders are with great books. Books that stimulate imagination, instill knowledge, expand world views, and perhaps best of all, books that feed the soul.

As the world’s leading organization focused on girls’ education, NCGS has developed a new section of its website dedicated to Books of Interest for students as well as for educators and parents. Our appreciation goes to member school Balmoral Hall in Winnipeg, Canada, for curating this summer’s reading lists for students. Grouped by grade level, Balmoral’s selections were truly a collaborative effort involving the school’s librarian, faculty, students, and parents.

Check out these Books of Interest for yourself as well as to recommend to everyone in your school community.

Here’s to the conclusion of another successful school year! It is my hope your students – and you – will find the time this summer to relax with several of these great books.

*Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was the first full-time female book reviewer in journalism and the first woman allowed to use the library at Harvard College. She was an advocate of women’s rights, in particular, women’s education and the right to employment.

Megan Murphy, Executive Director, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools

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