Pearl Fairweather, Pirate Captain

Book cover for Pear Fairweather, Pirate Captain by Jayneen Sanders

Jayneen Sanders


Lesley Danson

Book Summary

Captain Pearl Fairweather is a brave and fair pirate captain.

She and her diverse crew of twenty-four women sail the seven seas on the good ship, Harmony. All is well until the day Captain Sandy McCross sails into their lives and demands to take over Pearl’s ship!

This beautifully illustrated children’s picture book explores the issues of gender equality and respect as well as bullying and the prevention of violence. The aim of this narrative is to empower young girls to be strong, assertive and self-confident, and for boys to respect that empowerment and to embrace and value it. Captain Pearl Fairweather acts as a strong role model, encouraging young girls to make their own choices and to follow their dreams. Just like Pearl, women can be leaders and work confidently with their male peers to achieve so much in this world. Reader’s notes and extensive discussion questions are also included.

Gender equality, Strong girls, Leadership, Bullying, Violence prevention, Assertive, Girls, Gender norms

Age Range
Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
Educate2Empower Publishing
Book Category
Gender Norms