Saving the World Isn’t Just for the Boys

While traditionally, most superhero stories have been saved for men, they aren't the only ones suiting up to save the world. Women have been around for just as long, just maybe not always in the spotlight. From Wonder Woman to Captain Marvel, there are plenty of female superheroes to look up to for Women’s History Month!

Trust me, you wouldn’t want to get into a fight with these super women.

Wonder Woman

Also known as Princess Diana of Themyscira or Diana Prince, she’s the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta. She moves from the world of the Amazons to our world to help fight for justice and equality.

Captain Marvel

Originally an Air Force pilot, Carol Danvers takes on the mantel of Captain Marvel after her DNA fuses with that of an alien, giving her superhuman powers.


Super smart Shuri is the princess of Wakanda, sister to T’Challa, the Black Panther. She uses her knowledge of technology to build weapons using the vibranium naturally found in their kingdom.

Ms. Marvel

While Carol Danvers did take this title at one point, it now belongs to Kamala Khan. She has shapeshifting abilities after being exposed to a gas that altered her DNA.


Also known as Kara Danvers, Supergirl is the (possibly stronger) cousin to Superman. Like Superman, she gets her powers on Earth from the sun.


Daughter to Gotham detective James Gordon, Barbara Gordon takes up the mantel of Batgirl, with similar strengths to Batman. She even saves him in her comics debut!

Black Widow

A trained assassin, Black Widow A.K.A. Natasha Romanov was originally a Russian spy who eventually turned over to the United States. As an agent of S.H.E.I.L.D, she eventually becomes an important part of the Avengers.


Introduced as a part of the multiverse, Gwen Stacy takes up the mantel of Spider-Woman in her universe after being bitten by a radioactive spider, giving her pretty much the same powers as Spider-Man.

Interested in learning more about any of these heroes or other famous female superheroes? Check out the list below for some great middle grade titles!

Saving the World Isn't Just for the Boys

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