There are so many strong female characters in kid lit fiction. When I think of book series for young readers, there seem to be so many titles with spunky girl characters. Junie B. Jones, Cam Jansen, Marisol Macdonald. For older girl readers, the Hunger Game’s Katniss Everdeen and Divergent’s Beatrice (Tris) show the world girl power.
Authors Judy Blume, Rita Williams Garcia and Laurie Andersen all have female role models for young girl readers. The website http://www.amightygirl/books.com features great recommendations for that girl reader in your household.
In contrast, there are not too many male kid lit counterparts. The Harry Potter and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series have good male characters but are they heroic without the help of other minor characters?
If you can think of a strong male character in a kid lit series, let me know.