Code Name Badass: The True Story of Virginia Hall

English YA Historical Figures WWII Spy French Resistance Disability Feminism Heather Demetrios summary Okay so uhh Virginia Hall is the most badass person I’ve ever read about. Not only is being a spy pretty much the coolest (& most dangerous) job I could think of having, but Virginia accidentally shot her own ding dang foot…

The Wild Ones & a Love of Dessert

English YA Feminism Sci-Fi Fantasy BIPOC Narratives Anger Chosen Family Magic Love CW: Mentions of assault Nafiza Azad summary This. Book. Is. Everything. When a publicist got in touch and told me about The Wild Ones, I was instantly hooked. A roving band of girls that weaponize their screams in retaliation for the times they’ve…

This Book is Feminist

English MG & Up Feminism Activism Self-Esteem Community Action Intersectionality Self-Reflection Jamia Wilson & Aurélia Durand summary If I told you that I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book since I first saw the cover reveal, you would have no trouble believing me. I feel like I’ve been dreaming of a book like this for years….

Girl Activist: Winning Strategies from Women Who’ve Made A Difference

Written By: Louisa Kamps, Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen Illustrated by: Georgia Rucker For Ages: MG & YA Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Environmental Activism, History, Historical Figures, STEM, Nature, Black Lives Matter, Segregation, Racism, Suffrage, Feminism. Summary: For #sweetsandsocialjustice this week I wanted to pair something tasty with an activist that was brand new to…

A Thousand Glass Flowers: Marietta Barovier and the Invention of the Rosetta Bead

Written & Illustrated by: Evan Turk For Ages: 5-9 years Language: English & some Italian Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Trailblazer, Feminism, Glassblowing, Independent Thought. Summary: This beautiful picture book tells the story of Marietta Barovier, a prolific glassblower and one of the first women to take up the career (she got her own shop in…

No! My First Book of Protest

Written By: Julie Merberg Illustrated by: Molly Egan For Ages: Infants & up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Historical Figures, Feminism, Social Justice. Summary: It’s Saturday, my favorite day of the week because I get to share my pick for #sweetsandsocialjustice with you all! This week is a board book about famous activists,…

Dress Coded

Written By: Carrie Firestone Cover Art by: Tyler Feder For Ages: YA Middle Grades & Up Language: English Topics Covered: Growing Up, Feminism, Podcasting, Activism, Body Shaming, Friendship, Addiction, Siblings, LGBTQ. Summary: Eighth grader Molly is sick of seeing her friends and other girls in her school fall victim to the dress code, which is…

Feminist ABC

Written By: duopress labs Illustrated by: Irene Pizzolante For Ages: Infant and up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: Feminism, Historical Figures, Social-Emotional Learning, Self-Esteem. Summary: This is a really nice alphabet board book that introduces ANY child to feminism. We don’t need to be teaching babies and toddlers college-level feminist theory, but we do…

Daniela and the Pirate Girls

Written by: Susanna Isern Illustrated by: Gómez For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Ocean, Friendship, Feminism, Kindness, Adventure, Girls Outdoors, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary:  If you haven’t checked out this book yet, you’re seriously missing out. Daniela is the pirate captain of a ship named the Black Croc, sailing the high seas helping out folx who have gotten themselves in a…

Your Name is a Song

Written By: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Illustrated by: Luisa Uribe For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Esteem, Social-Emotional Learning, Muslim Family, Racism, Prejudice. Summary: This book is phenomenal. It gets right to the heart of the issue that so many children have names that their (well-meaning but ultimately results in a micro-aggression) teacher can’t pronounce….