Young Adult Picks

For international women's day

Updated February 26, 2023
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She is fierce : brave, bold and beautiful poems by women
Sampson, Ana.
Paper Book
A stunning gift book containing 150 bold, brave and beautiful poems by women - from classic, well loved poets to innovative and bold modern voices. From suffragettes to school girls, from spoken word superstars to civil rights activists, from aristocratic ladies to kitchen maids, these are...
She represents : 44 women who are changing politics ... and the world
Donohue, Caitlin
Paper Book
Whichever side of the political aisle you lean toward, it can seem like the only people in power are white men. But the balance is beginning to tip. Women are being elected at record rates and government is beginning to more accurately reflect the people it represents. ...
Instructions for a teenage Armageddon : 30 kick-ass women on how to take over the world
Day, Rosie
Paper Book
An unmissable guide for teenage girls and women everywhere who are ready to take over the world. This book is a call to arms. Because though you may be going through the hardest and most confusing years of your life, it's time to channel your extraordinary power, spirit and...
This book is feminist : an intersectional primer for feminists in training
Wilson, Jamia
Paper Book
This Book is Feminist is a stylishly illustrated introduction to intersectional feminism and its roots for young feminists in training.
One more mountain
Ellis, Deborah
Paper Book
From the master storyteller of the bestselling Parvana books comes a timely new novel set in contemporary Afghanistan, featuring Parvana and Shauzia continuing their mission to protect women and girls from their dire reality under the rules re-imposed by the Taliban.
When women were dragons a novel
Barnhill, Kelly Regan
Paper Book
A GOODREADS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A fiery feminist fantasy tale set in 1950s America where thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons, exploding notions of a woman's place in the world and expanding minds about accepting others for who they really are.   ...
You don't have to be everything : poems for girls becoming themselves
Whitney, Diana
Paper Book
Poems to Turn to Again and Again - from Amanda Gorman, Sharon Olds, Kate Baer, and More   Created and compiled just for young women, You Don't Have to Be Everything is filled with works by a wide range of poets who are honest,...
Does My Body Offend You?
Cuevas, Mayra
Paper Book
A timely story of two teenagers who discover the power of friendship, feminism, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter where you come from. A collaboration between two gifted authors writing from alternating perspectives, this compelling novel shines with authenticity, courage, and...
Daughters of Melbourne : a guide to the invisible statues of Melbourne
Coote, Maree
Paper Book
GOLD prize for Best Non-Fiction, Regional, Independent Publishers Awards Finalist  in the Foreword Reviews Indies Awards At last! A TRUER History of Melbourne... With Added Women for extra strength! Meet the daughters of Melbourne. The rich...

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