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  • Details about Feminism Is...

    Feminism Is...

    Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff; Gemma Cairney (Foreword by); Roxane Gay (Foreword by)

    "This book is something I wish I could have read when I was younger." --Roxane Gay, from the foreword of Feminism Is ... It didn't just start with #MeToo. Today's feminism is more diverse than ever before and asks all kinds of questions. Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, Feminism Is... tackles topics including intersectionality, the gender pay gap, the male gaze, and mansplaining. Find out what equality for women really means, get a short history of feminism, and take a lo……more

  • Details about A Tyranny of Petticoats

    A Tyranny of Petticoats

    Jessica Spotswood

    From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines. Crisscross America -- on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains -- from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today's most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are mons……more

  • Details about The Radical Element: Twelve Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes, and Other Dauntless Girls

    The Radical Element: Twelve Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes, and Other Dauntless Girls

    Jessica Spotswood (Editor)

    In an anthology of revolution and resistance, a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of heroines on the margins and in the intersections. To respect yourself, to love yourself, should not have to be a radical decision. And yet it remains as challenging for an American girl to make today as it was in 1927 on the steps of the Supreme Court. It's a decision that must be faced when you're balancing on the tightrope of neurodivergence, finding your way as a second-generat……more

  • Details about Girls Write Now: Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female Voices

    Girls Write Now: Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female Voices

    Girls Write Now Staff

    Girls Write Now: Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female Voices offers a brave and timely portrait of teenage-girl life in the United States over the past twenty years. They're working part-time jobs to make ends meet, deciding to wear a hijab to school, sharing a first kiss, coming out to their parents, confronting violence and bullying, and immigrating to a new country while holding onto their heritage. Through it all, these young writers tackle issues of race, gender, poverty, sex, educ……more

  • Details about Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real about Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing up Female in America

    Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real about Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing up Female in America

    Amy Reed (Editor); I. W. Gregorio; Ellen Hopkins; Stephanie Kuehnert; Nina Lacour; Anna-Marie McLemore; Sandhya Menon; Hannah Moskowitz; Julie Murphy; Aisha Saeed; Jenny Torres Sanchez; Martha Brockenbrough; Amber Smith; Tracy Deonn Walker; Nina LaCour; J

    From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America. This collection of twenty-one essays from major YA authors--including award-winning and bestselling writers--touches on a powerful range of topics related to growing up female in today's America, and the intersection with race, religion, and ethnicity. Sure to inspire hope and……more

  • Details about Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

    Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

    KaeLyn Rich; Giulia Sagramola (Illustrator)

    GIRLS RESIST is a cool, relevant, timely activism handbook that speaks to teen girl readers like the intelligent and passionate people they are. In this age of political Teen Vogue editorials and teen actors frankly discussing topics like feminism and white privilege, young women are more engaged, excited, and fired up than ever--but they also need guidance. Chapters will cover standard topics like picking a cause, fundraising, networking, and protesting, but devote plenty of space to teen-spec……more

  • Details about We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World

    We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World

    Malala Yousafzai

    "A stirring and timely book." -- New York Times Book Review After her father was murdered, Mar a escaped in the middle of the night with her mother. Zaynab was out of school for two years as she fled war before landing in America. Her sister, Sabreen, survived a harrowing journey to Italy. Ajida escaped horrific violence, but then found herself battling the elements to keep her family safe. *** In her powerful new book, Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times- bestselling author Malala ……more

  • Details about I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

    I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

    Malala Yousafzai; Patricia McCormick (As told to)

    The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, ……more

  • Details about Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft

    Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft

    Tess Sharpe (Editor); Jessica Spotswood (Editor)

    Scorn the witch. Fear the witch. Burn the witch. History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure--and to kill. A young witch uses social media to connect with her astrology clients--and with a NASA-loving girl as cute as she is skeptical. A priestess of death investigates a ritualized mu……more

  • Details about Moxie

    Moxie

    Jennifer Mathieu

    " Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."--Amy Poehler   An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice . MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK! Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But m……more

  • Details about Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Young Women Who Changed the World Before They Were 20

    Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Young Women Who Changed the World Before They Were 20

    Jennifer Calvert; Vesna Asanovic (Illustrator)

    True stories of young women who made a big difference! From authors to activists, painters to politicians, inventors to icons, these inspiring teenagers are proof that girls can change the world. Joan of Arc. Anne Frank. Cleopatra. Pocahontas. Mary Shelley. Many of these heroines are well-known. But have you heard of Sybil Ludington, a 16-year-old daughter of an American colonel who rode twice as far as the far better-remembered Paul Revere to warn the militia that the British army was invading……more

  • Details about Women in Science

    Women in Science

    Rachel Ignotofsky

    It's a scientific fact: Women rock!   A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The tra……more

  • Details about Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels Through the Ages

    Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels Through the Ages

    Jennifer Croll; Ada Buchholc (Illustrator)

    The title says it all: Bad Girls of Fashion explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. Included are Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. Sidebar subjects include: Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe, Rihanna, and Vivienne Westwood. Photos illuminate the text, while edgy, vividly colored illustrations depict the subjects with interpretive ……more

  • Details about Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

    Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

    Kelly Jensen (Editor)

    LET'S GET THE FEMINIST PARTY STARTED! Have you ever wanted to be a superheroine? Join a fandom? Create the perfect empowering playlist? Understand exactly what it means to be a feminist in the twenty-first century? You've come to the right place. Forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance to gender identity to intersectionality to the greatest girl friendships in fiction. Togethe……more