Monday, July 3, 2017

Fifty crucial feminist YA books

At the BN Teen blog Kayla Whaley tagged "50 of the most challenging, encouraging, and empowering feminist books YA has to offer," including:
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist, by Margarita Engle

Gertrudis G√≥mez de Avellaneda, known as Tula, was a real-life poet, abolitionist, and feminist in nineteenth-century Cuba. This historical novel in verse chronicles Tula’s young life growing up in a then-Spanish colony, rejecting an arranged marriage, and becoming a lifelong fighter of injustice. Engle’s simultaneously tender and powerful verse is the perfect vehicle to introduce readers to this incredible woman.
Read about the other entries on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Lightning Dreamer.

--Marshal Zeringue