Tuesday, March 5, 2013

10 Fierce reads for Women's History Month

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.


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