Jen Robinson has been hard at work over on her Book Page blog: she has compiled a list of 200 cool girls in children's literature. The names were suggested by readers of her blog and other children's lit bloggers, but Jen put in a lot of work compiling the suggestions into a list and extracting the top 20 that received the most votes. I think even Jen had no idea how big this would be; once she put out the call, suggestions came from far and wide.
Anyone looking for smart, brave, funny, and independent role models for girls in children's literature will find all they need on this list. Way to go, Jen!