Books - Female role models in YA fiction: Hermione Granger - It's cool to be smart. In a fight, brains are just as important as brawn. Katniss Everdeen - You are not insignificant. By taking a stand against tyranny you can create a spark that ignites a revolution and changes the world. Annabeth Chase - Winning requires strategy, not luck. Thinking, reasoning and careful planning will lead you to victory. Bella Swan - lol I boinked a blood sucking demon but it's cool cuz we got married and stuff.