Spring 2022

How to Be a Difficult Bitch

Claim Your Power, Ditch the Haters, and Feel Good Doing It

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 9

In the past, being a “difficult bitch” was bad. Girls weren’t supposed to call people out for their BS, stand up for themselves, or do their own thing. This book embraces the insult with irreverent humor, encouraging readers to be themselves no matter what, including an exploration of the ways this phrase can be interpreted differently among people of different backgrounds.

Being a powerhouse is a choice. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a code of ethics. It takes work, a thick skin, and perseverance. In this book, you’ll learn the ins and outs of being a Difficult Bitch, from school to friends to body to life.

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On pre-order until 04/05/2022
On pre-order until 04/05/2022
On pre-order until 04/05/2022
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Genre Nonfiction, Social Studies, Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 152
Publication Date 2022-04-05
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN058000, YAN051200, YAN023000
Dewey 305.242/2
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 970
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


Kirkus Reviews

“A thoughtful, engaging, bad-ass crash course in moxie, self-confidence, and self-love.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Sharon Lynn Pruitt-Young

Sharon Lynn Pruitt-Young is a freelance writer and author. Her work has been published in various publications including USA TODAY College, Persephone Magazine, Afro Punk, and Black Girl Nerds. She is based in Maryland.

Author: Zara Hanawalt

Author: Halley Bondy

Halley Bondy is a professional freelance writer, journalist, editor, producer, and mom based in Brooklyn. Her articles have appeared in NBC News, The Balance, Contently, Digital Trends, Bustle, Romper, The Outline, MTV, and more. She has written six books for Zest, including #MeToo and You: Everything You Need to Know about Consent, Boundaries, and More and Speak Up: A Guide to Having a Say and Speaking Your Mind.