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#NotYourPrincess

Voices of Native American Women

edited by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, girls & women

 

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being …

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Fired Up about Reproductive Rights

by Jane Kirby
edition: Paperback
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, general (see also headings under family)

What is at stake in the fight for safe, legal, and accessible abortion services? And who benefits from our dark legacy of coercive sterilization, eugenics, and population control?

Reproductive rights are rights that everyone should be fired up about!

Decades after abortion was legalized and decriminalized in Canada, the US, and the UK, why are we s …

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Speak a Word for Freedom

Women against Slavery

by Janet Willen & Marjorie Gann
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, civil & human rights, politics & government

From the early days of the antislavery movement, when political action by women was frowned upon, British and American women were tireless and uncompromising campaigners. Without their efforts, emancipation would have taken much longer. And the commitment of today's women, who fight against human trafficking and child slavery, descends directly fro …

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Betty

The Helen Betty Osborne Story

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: social topics, prejudice & racism, girls & women, aboriginal & indigenous, violence, law & crime
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"Scribbling Women"

True Tales from Astonishing Lives

by Marthe Jocelyn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: girls & women, literary criticism & collections, sociology

In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive.

Margaret Catc …

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GirlSpoken

edited by Jessica Hein; Heather Holland & Carol Kauppi
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

From pen, brush, and tongue, girls and young women speak their truths, tell it like it is, and call for change. This collection of creative works is an exploration of young women’s identities, self-expression and voice.

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