amazon.ca

Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books

9781770464025_interior Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $18.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Oct 2020
ISBN:9781770464025
publisher: Drawn & Quarterly

The League of Super Feminists

by Mirion Malle, translated by Aleshia Jensen

tagged: social topics
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $18.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Oct 2020
ISBN:9781770464025
publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Description

THIS PRIMER ON FEMINISM AND MEDIA LITERACY TEACHES YOUNG READERS WHY IT MATTERS

This primer on feminism and media literacy teaches young readers why it matters

The League of Super Feminists&nbspis an energetic and fierce comic for tweens and younger teens. Cartoonist&nbspMirion Malle guides readers through some of the central tenets of feminism and media literacy including&nbspconsent, intersectionality, privilege, body image, inclusivity and more; all demystified in the form of a witty,&nbspdown-to-earth dialogue that encourages questioning the stories we're told about identity. Malle's insightful&nbspand humorous comics transport lofty concepts from the ivory tower to the eternally safer space of open&nbspdiscussion. Making reference to the Bechdel test in film and Peggy McIntosh's dissection of white privilege&nbspthrough the metaphor of the "invisible knapsack,"&nbspThe League of Super Feminists&nbspis an asset to the&nbspclassroom, library, and household alike.

Knights and princesses present problems associated with consent; superheroes reveal problematic&nbspstereotypes associated with gender; and grumpy onlookers show just how insidious cat-calling culture can&nbspbe. No matter how women dress, Malle explains, there seems to always be someone ready to call it out.&nbspThe League of Super Feminists&nbsparticulates with both poise and clarity how unconscious biases and&nbspproblematic thought processes can have tragic results.

Why does feminism matter? Are feminists man-haters? How do race and feminism intersect? Malle answers&nbspthese questions for young readers, in a comic that is as playful and hilarious as it is necessary.

Contributor Notes

Mirion Malle is a French cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Montreal. She studied comics at the Ecole Superieure des Arts Saint-Luc in Brussels before pursuing a Masters degree in sociology specializing in gender and feminist studies, via Paris Diderot and the Université du Québec à Montréal. Malle has published three books. The League of Superfeminists is her first book to be translated into English and is currently nominated for the Prix de Jeunesse at the Angouleme International Comics Festival.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
10 to 14
Grade:
5 to 9
Editorial Review

“[The League of Superfeminists] revisits key pieces of feminist theory, like consent, beauty standards, and the way privilege is gendered. But in drawings. And with disconcerting simplicity.?--Le Devoir