Librarians Share Their Top Ten Feminist Books for Youth

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Looking for great kids’ and YA reads about gender equality and justice? Librarians from the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table have compiled a powerful list entitled “Rise: A Feminist Book Project for ages 0-18.”

Selections include fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels and highlight the work of diverse authors and illustrators. Here are the librarians’ top ten picks:

At the Mountain's Base, by Traci Sorell (writer) and Weshoyot Alvitre (illustrator)

A Boy Like You, by Frank Murphy (writer) and Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Forward Me Back to You, by Mitali Perkins  

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family, by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali (writers) and Hatem Aly (illustrator)

Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou, by Bethany Hegedu (writer) and Tonya Engel (illustrator)

Shout, by Laurie Halse Anderson 

Surviving the City, Vol. 1, by Tasha Spillett and Natasha Donovan 

Thirteen Doorways Wolves Behind Them All, by Laura Ruby

We Set the Dark on Fire, by Tehlor Kay Mejia  

What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, by Chris Barton (writer) and Ekua Holmes (illustrator)

For additional recommendations and more information about the titles above, visit the Rise website.