Read and be inspired to be heard. There are so many ways that women can amplify their own and the voices of others who are marginalized. From sharing your stories to smashing stereotypes, you can make a difference.
Featured Novel: Watch Us Rise (ebook) by Renee Watson
Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Renee Watson teams up with poet Ellen Hagan in this YA feminist anthem about raising your voice. Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission--they're sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women's Rights Club. They post their work online--poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine's response to the racial microaggressions she experiences. Soon they go viral. But with such positive support, the club is also targeted by trolls. When things escalate in real life, the principal shuts the club down. Not willing to be silenced, Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voices and those of other young women to be heard. These two dynamic, creative young women stand up and speak out in a novel that features their compelling art and poetry along with powerful personal journeys that will inspire readers and budding poets, feminists, and activists.
"This stunning book is the story I've been waiting for my whole life; where girls rise up to claim their space with joy and power." ~Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak
"An extraordinary story of two indomitable spirits." ~Brendan Kiely, author of All American Boys
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