#WomanOfTheWeek Astrid Lindgren

Follow our new campaign called #WomanOfTheWeek. Each week we will focus on a new, important, historical female writer and post about her and her work. We will be highlighting the lives of the well-known, groundbreaking feminist writers, as well as the, sometimes, lesser known female authors. Feel free to contribute! We would love to hear your input as to what female authors you want to learn more about/or perhaps teach us about.

This week’s #WomanOfTheWeek is Astrid Lindgren

This week’s #WomanOfTheWeek is the famous, Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Lindgren is known for creating several children's book series including Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children while she has also written several fantasy novels including Ronia the Robber's Daughter and The Brothers Lionheart. Lindgren’s books have been translated into more than 100 languages and sold more than 165 million copies worldwide.

Astrid Lindgren was not a self-proclaimed feminist, but through her creation of non-conforming, subversive characters in her children’s books, she has challenged gender norms and conventionality for years.

Pink background with big, blue letters that read ""I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that" Pippi Longstocking. For our last Pippi/Astrid post, we will just leave you with this lovely Pippi quote. You are welcome!"

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