Fight Like a Girl

50 Feminists Who Changed the World

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Nearly every day there’s another news story or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women’s rights. #YesAllWomen, conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception, and a host of other issues are foremost topics of conversation in American (and worldwide) media right now. Today’s teens are encountering these issues from a different perspective than any generation has had before, but what’s often missing from the current discussion is an understanding of how we’ve gotten to this place. Fight Like a Girl will familiarize readers with the history of feminist activism, in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the cause of women’s rights. Profiles of both famous and lesser-known feminists will be featured alongside descriptions of how their actions affected the overall feminist cause, and unique portraits (artist’s renderings) of the feminists themselves. This artistic addition will take the book beyond simply an informational text, and make it a treasure of a book.

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978-1-936976-96-6
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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Publication Date 2016-01-01
BISACS YAN023000, YAN006140, YAN025170
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Introductory note, Original artwork, Sidebars, and Table of contents

Author: Laura Barcella

Laura Barcella is a freelance writer and editor who can't decide between New York and San Francisco. During the past ten-plus years, this pop-culture junkie and Washington, DC, native has written about feminism, music, news, and lifestyle topics for more than forty publications, including Salon.com, the Village Voice, ELLEGirl, Time Out New York, NYLON, Bust, CNN.com, and the Chicago Sun-Times. As far as other books go, Laura is the editor of the anthology Madonna and Me, a book of essays by female writers about Madonna (Soft Skull Press, March 2012). She has also contributed to the anthologies BitchFest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism From the Pages of Bitch Magazine, Somebody's Child: Stories About Adoption, and It's All in Her Head, a forthcoming collection about women's mental health. When she's not writing or editing, she's reading magazines, at the movies, watching bad reality TV, eating imported gummy candy, or hanging out with animals (she has two cats and a dog, all rescues).