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.
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
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. Read these...
Instructions for a teenage Armageddon : 30 kick-ass women on how to take over the world
Day, Rosie
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...
You don't have to be everything : poems for girls becoming themselves
Whitney, Diana
Created and compiled just for young women by Diana Whitney, former longtime poetry columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, You Don't Have to Be Everything is filled with work by a wide range of female poets who are honest, unafraid, and so wonderfully skilful at addressing the...
This book is feminist : an intersectional primer for feminists in training
Wilson, Jamia
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
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
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.   ...
Does My Body Offend You?
Cuevas, Mayra
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
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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