Sacramento Public Library

Feminism and Strong Female Characters

    Feminism from A to Z

    Feminism from A to Z - Gayle E. Pitman, PhD

    TEEN 305.42 P685 2017
    Tess of the Road

    Tess of the Road - Rachel Hartman

    Tess Dombegh journeys through the kingdom of Goredd in search of the World Serpents and finds herself along the way.

    TEEN FICTION Hartman, R.
    #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

    #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women - edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

    Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.

    TEEN 971.00497 N923 2017
    A Skinful of Shadows

    A Skinful of Shadows - Frances Hardinge

    In the 1640s during the English Civil War, the twelve-year-old illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic family shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.

    TEEN FICTION Hardinge, F.
    Earth Hates Me

    Earth Hates Me - Ruby Karp

    Offers advice for the author's teenage peers on such topics as feminism, jealousy, friendship, family, and social media, presented with personal anecdotes and humor.

    TEEN 158.0835 K187 2017

    Moxie - Jennifer Mathieu

    In a small Texas town where high school football reigns supreme, Viv, sixteen, starts a feminist revolution using anonymously-written zines.

    TEEN FICTION Mathieu, J.
    Far From the Tree

    Far From the Tree - Robin Benway

    Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, shes quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted familys long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya cant help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs. And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, hes learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they cant hurt anyone but him.

    TEEN FICTION Benway, R.
    We Are Okay

    We Are Okay - Nina LaCour

    After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

    The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

    Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, Khalil’s death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr’s best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.

    TEEN FICTION Thomas, A.
    Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

    Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - edited by Kelly Jensen

    A scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including celebrities and public figures, and featuring more than forty-four pieces, including an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations.

    TEEN 305.42 H542 2017
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