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Grades 9-12: Feminist

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Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
BIOGRAPHY TEEN ANDERSON
Inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before.
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Blake
TEEN BLAKE
When Mara's twin brother Owen is accused of rape by her friend Hannah, Mara is forced to confront her feelings about her family, her sense of right and wrong, a trauma from her past, and the future with her girlfriend, Charlie.
Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin
TEEN CAPIN
After being drugged and gang-raped while crashing a St. Andrew's Prep party on her sixteenth birthday, Jade leads her friends in exacting a horrific revenge on the golden boys who attacked her.
Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
BIOGRAPHY GRAPHIC TEEN HA
For as long as she can remember, it's been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn't always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together. So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation – following her mother's announcement that she's getting married – Robin is devastated. Then one day Robin's mother enrolls her in a local comic drawing class, which opens the window to a future Robin could never have imagined.
Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez
SF TEEN IBAÑEZ
Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena's motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.
Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli
TEEN IACOPELLI
A year after being nearly paralyzed, Audrey Lee is going to the Olympics but the United States' gymnastics team is on the verge of collapse and Leo, her new coach's cute son, is another distraction.
Anna K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee
ROM TEEN LEE
Told from multiple viewpoints, while seventeen-year-old Anna K seems above the typical problems of her Manhattan friends and siblings, finding love with a notorious playboy changes everything.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
TEEN MATHIEU
In a small Texas town where high school football reigns supreme, Viv, sixteen, starts a feminist revolution using anonymously-written zines.
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
SF TEEN MEJIA
Dani must question everything she's worked for as she learns about the corruption of the Median government.
Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins
TEEN PERKINS
Told in separate voices, Kat and Robin leave Boston on a church mission to help combat human trafficking in India while Kat recovers from a sexual assault and Robin seeks his birth mother.
Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby
SF TEEN RUBY
When Frankie's mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary – just long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again. That's why she is not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other orphans.
Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett and Natasha Donovan
GRAPHIC TEEN SURVIVING
When Dez's grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can't stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can't bring herself to go home and disappears. Will Dez's community find her before it's too late? Colonialism and the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People are explored in Natasha Donovan's beautiful illustrations.
Sadie by Courtney Summers
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Told from the alternating perspectives of nineteen-year-old Sadie who runs away from her isolated small Colorado town to find her younger sister's killer, and a true crime podcast exploring Sadie's disappearance.
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
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