LIT YOU NEED TO READ: BOOKS ABOUT FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS

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Father’s Day is fast approaching, so we are putting a bookish spin on the holiday by sharing some books with father-daughter relationships that are worthy of a read. Surprisingly, we have read most of the books on the list and absolutely LOVED the relationships between the fathers and daughters in those books. Keep reading to find some books about fathers and daughters to add to your TBR!

The Book Thief Book Cover
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
During 1930’s Nazi Germany, Liesel begins her love affair with books and words after finding The Gravedigger’s Handbook while burying her brother. With the help of her foster father, Liesel learns to read and begins stealing books wherever she finds books, including Nazi book burnings and the library of the mayor’s wife.

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai refused to remain silent and fought for her right to an education, even after surviving a nearly fatal attack. I Am Malala makes this list because of a father who encourages his daughter to attend school and loves her fiercely in a culture that values sons.When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai refused to remain silent and fought for her right to an education, even after surviving a nearly fatal attack. I Am Malala makes this list because of a father who encourages his daughter to attend school and loves her fiercely in a culture that values sons.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil by a police officer. Soon, his death becomes a national headline and people take to the streets to protest another death of an unarmed citizen. Everyone wants to know what really happened that night, and Starr is the only person with the answers, but what she says (or doesn’t say) could upend her community and endanger her life and the lives of her loved ones.

Here and Now and Then Book Cover
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
Kin Stewart will go to any place in the world and any place in time to save his daughter. Torn between his current life as a family man working in I.T. and his previous career as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142, Kin Stewart will do whatever it takes, even if it means breaking all the rules of time travel, to save his daughter Miranda.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
On a wild and stormy night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house to recruit Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe to complete a dangerous and extraordinary quest in order to save the universe.

Your Turn

So…have you read any of the books on our list? Do you enjoy reading books about fathers and daughters? Do you celebrate Father’s Day? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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