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Our stories, our voices : 21 YA authors get real about injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 22 copies
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Brentwood Library Young Adult Non Fiction YOUNG ADULT 305.4209 Our Stories
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Teen Non-Fiction HQ799.7 .O925 2018
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Teen Nonfiction YA 305.42 Our
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y 305.4209 OUR
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Summary
From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America.

This collection of twenty-one essays from major YA authors--including award-winning and bestselling writers--touches on a powerful range of topics related to growing up female in today's America, and the intersection with race, religion, and ethnicity. Sure to inspire hope and solidarity to anyone who reads it, Our Stories, Our Voices belongs on every young woman's shelf.

This anthology features essays from Martha Brockenbrough, Jaye Robin Brown, Sona Charaipotra, Brandy Colbert, Somaiya Daud, Christine Day, Alexandra Duncan, Ilene Wong (I.W.) Gregorio, Maurene Goo. Ellen Hopkins, Stephanie Kuehnert, Nina LaCour, Anna-Marie LcLemore, Sandhya Menon, Hannah Moskowitz, Julie Murphy, Aisha Saeed, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Amber Smith, and Tracy Walker.
Contents
My immigrant American dream / Sandhya Menon
Her hair was not of gold / Anna-Marie McLemore
Finding my feminism / Amy Reed
Unexpected pursuits : embracing my indigeneity & creativity / Christine Day
Chilled monkey brains / Sona Charaipotra
Roar / Jaye Robin Brown
Easter offering / Brandy Colbert
Trumps and trunchbulls / Alexandra Duncan
Tiny battles / Maurene Goo
These words are mine / Stephanie Kuehnert
Fat and loud / Julie Murphy
Myth making : in the wake of hardship / Somaiya Daud
Changing constellations / Nina LaCour
The one who defines me / Aisha Saeed
In our genes / Hannah Moskowitz
An accidental activist / Ellen Hopkins
Dreams deferred and other explosions / Ilene (I.W.) Gregorio
Not like the other girls / Martha Brockenbrough
Is something bothering you? / Jenny Torres Sanchez
What I've learned about silence / Amber Smith
Black girl, becoming / Tracy Deonn Walker.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Written in response to the 2016 election of Donald J. Trump, this collection of 21 personal essays from YA authors explores issues related to growing up female in contemporary America and includes two works from previously unpublished authors. Topics covered in these thoughtful, sharply voiced, and moving pieces include immigration, intersectionality, religion, feminism, rape culture, activism, identity, Islamophobia, racism, sexuality, gaslighting, LGBTQ rights, and anti-Semitism. The diversity of perspectives will likely provide window and mirror moments for a wide range of readers. Particular standouts include recent Printz winner Nina LaCour's Changing Constellations, which looks back on a high-school friend who was bullied for his sexuality, and the distance that grew between them, and Martha Brockenbrough's Not Like the Other Girls, which recounts the litany of times she was told she wasn't feminine enough, yet also that she'd never be one of the guys. Threaded through these essays is the power of art and creativity in tackling the task that lies ahead: forging a better, more just world for future generations. Truthful and empowering.--Barnes, Jennifer Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Twenty-one female YA authors and selected unpublished writers reflect on social justice, feminism, and coming-of-age in the U.S. Brandy Colbert discusses the lessons she has learned about the erasure of black individuals, Reed details experiences with sexual coercion, and multiple authors write about their outrage over President Trump's sexism and racism ("Mexican men like my husband, my son, were called rapists by a man who embodies hate"). Collectively, the contributors provide a broad-ranging, ultimately galvanizing perspective on living as girls and women in today's America. Ages 14-up. (Aug.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Young women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Equality -- United States.
Feminism -- United States.
Essays.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
Contributors Reed, Amy Lynn, editor.
Audience Ages 14 up.
Language English
Description xii, 288 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781534408999
1534408991
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