Moving Stories
For Strong Girls
By Strong Girls


The latest gear + Books for athletic girls

5% of net profits are donated directly to foundations + nonprofits bringing more girls into sport

Our Why

Girls drop out of sport for many reasons. This leads to lowered self-esteem along with health problems that can stem from inactivity.

7 in 10 girls who quit sports during puberty said they didn’t feel like they belonged in sports, according to the survey of more than 1,000 girls ages 16 to 24.

By the age of 14, girls drop out of sports at 2x the boys’ rate. Last year, 57% of American youth ages 3-17 rode a bicycle. From ages 3-9, boys and girls ride at same rate, but at 10, there’s a significant drop off for girls.

Studies have shown that girls will embrace more traditionally “boy” activities when presented with images that show other girls engaging in them.

That’s where Strong Girl Publishing comes in.

Our Authors

Our goal is to create a space to young women athletes who are looking for a platform to share their voices.

At Strong Girl Publishing, our athlete authors aren’t just great at their sports: We celebrate girls and women as multifaceted individuals who don’t fit into any one box. They’re strong women, but not just physically.

They can be anything: They can be into punk rock and want to PR their 5K. They can love fashion while figuring out how to get grass stains out of their soccer uniform. They can read books on the team bus instead of being part of the singalong, or they can be the one who starts up the Sweet Caroline moment. They can wear mascara on the start line—for themselves, not for anyone else.

We believe that every girl and woman contains multitudes, and every girl and woman can tap into her inner athlete, on and off the playing field.  

Our Story

After authoring the popular Shred Girls series, Molly Hurford noticed that there weren’t many options available for young girls who wanted to read books that showed them athletic options that were available to them. After talking to young female athletes who wanted to share their stories, she realized there was a way to add visibility for girls in sport, while offering a path to publishing for young women with stories to tell.

The Shred Girls Series is now part of Strong Girl Publishing

“This feel-good sports book all about girl power emphasizes strong friendship, not making assumptions, and putting yourself out there. Lindsay’s journey in finding her own style and doing things that scare her will inspire any young reader.”

-Kristina Pino, Booklist

Every girl deserves to see herself in sport

In publishing, there is a space in the market for smart books about girls in different facets of sport—both in terms of books where sport is the primary topic, and books where sport is simply a natural part of the narrative.

Traditional publishers still don’t see this space as one that is viable commercially.

We strongly disagree. And we’re going to prove it.

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