Heroic Girls in Books

Ignite heroism in a young girl with this poster featuring inspiring characters from young adult novels.


Tim & Aurelia Sanders created by

Tim & Aurelia Sanders

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She Believed She Could

One book and one character can show a little girl that she's the hero of her own story. Tim and Aurelia Sanders say, why not inspire girls with 100 characters? The self-proclaimed book nerds-turned-artists created this visual guide to inspire their young daughter. They scoured hundreds of classic and contemporary young adult books and pulled the bold, bright characters that inspired them the most. Think: Poni from Lost Girl Found, and Stella from Stella by Starlight. To capture their stories and illustrations, the couple did extensive research and consulted the children and librarians who knew the characters best. We couldn't be more excited by the result (we're book nerds, too), and think it makes an inspirational gift for young girls everywhere. Made in Seattle, Washington.

Tim & Aurelia Sanders

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Tim & Aurelia Sanders



Tim and Aurelia Sanders think people should enjoy more mirth. They mixed together data visualization, writing, and humor to create artwork that was smart as well as funny. Their process begins with a mix of ideas and sketches, which are gradually refined through research, experimentation, and "occasional hair pulling." Timothy employs his background as an art director and playwright, and Aurelia keeps their projects well edited and on track. "It's a great pleasure to see a passerby stop at one of our posters, lean in close, and start to laugh," they say.

Have a peek at Tim's sketchbooks to see how his thought process works as he creates new posters.

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36" H x 24" W
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