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Must Read Coming of Age Books

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for ways to connect with my daughter while helping her to navigate the complexities of growing up. One way I do this is by reading books together that explore the coming of age experience.

I look for books with powerful themes and lessons that can spark meaningful conversations between my daughter and me. We like books that explore everything from relationships, family, and identity, to everything else that comes with getting older. 

Spark meaningful conversations

Reading coming of age books with your daughter can give you the space and opportunity to have meaningful conversations about growing up.

Learning about the experiences of other girls (real, or fictionalized) encourages empathy, compassion, and understanding.

Whether you read together before bed or make it a special mother-daughter book club activity, keep an eye out for these books, and others, to inspire and connect you and your daughter in meaningful ways.

Here are 9 books that you and your daughter can read together and discuss. 

Coming of Age Books

For more coming of age books, check out the Mama Knows It All bookstore