Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Women's History Month

Many of my feminist role models write books or are found in the pages of books. Here are some of the books that have helped shape my own beliefs about feminism and some newer books that I highly recommend for children.

Leading off is Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen. This is a must read book for all teens and adults. The many contributors to the book share their perspectives on feminism in a variety of entries including essays, artwork, playlists and more. This week Kelly is hosting a roundup of posts celebrating Women's History Month and the release of this fantastic book. My contribution is this collection of books.

  Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhni

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism 
Edited by Daisy Hernandez & Bushra Rehma

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

A Really Good Brown Girl by Marilyn Dumont

Young Adult

Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers by Nancy Amanda Redd

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Crazy Horse's Girlfriend by Erika T. Wurth

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay illustrated by Sophia Janowitz

Middle Grade

 The Birchbark House (and the rest of the series) by Louise Erdrich

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

The Shadows of Sherwood (& sequel) by Kekla Magoon

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muños Ryan

Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl

Picture Books

Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell 

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown illustrated by Sara Palacios

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales

Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh

Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story by Paula Yoo illustrated by Lin Wang

Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges illustrated by Sophie Blackall

by Sue Macy illustrated by C.F. Payne

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark illustrated by April Chu

by Margarita Engle illustrated by Rafael López

Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty

I'm a Girl by Yasmeen Ismail 

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch illustrated by Michael Martchenko

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