If ever you thrilled to Glynis Johns singing "Sister Suffragette" in Mary Poppins*, you will find heroines to cheer for in this list! Women's History Month should make us think not just about the past but also about right here and now. Unfortunately there are still many, many places around the world where women do not have equal rights.
Feminism makes some people skittish, but I hope we are pulling away from the misguided idea that you can't be for women's rights and still really, really enjoy shoe shopping. Or be a man. To paraphrase the bodacious Caitlin Moran, if you enjoy voting, owning property, and not being someone else's property, congratulations! You're a feminist.
On to the list!
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Sold by Patricia McCormick
The Fold by An Na
Luna by Julie Anne Peters
The List by Siobhan Vivian
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
When the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright
*Okay, admittedly this is a flawed example of feminism in action, but I'm still fond of it.