PAPERBACK

CATEGORY: Teens

PAGES: 256

TRIM SIZE: 7 x 9

ISBN: 978-1-61620-586-7

LIST PRICE: $16.95

E-book

CATEGORY: Teens

LIST PRICE: $16.95

Overview

Let’s get the feminist party started!

Here We Are is a scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it means to be a twenty-first-century feminist. It’s packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including TV, film, and pop-culture celebrities and public figures such as ballet dancer Michaela DePrince and her sister Mia and politician Wendy Davis, as well as popular authors like Nova Ren Suma, Malinda Lo, Brandy Colbert, Courtney Summers, and many more. All together, the book features more than forty-four pieces and illustrations.

Here We Are is a response to lively discussions about the true meaning of feminism on social media and across popular culture and is an invitation to one of the most important, life-changing, and exciting parties around.

Praise

"Sophisticated yet entirely accessible, the collection is valuable both for the breadth of thought and perspective it represents and for the support it directs toward readers."
- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A stellar collection of writings—prose, illustrated pieces, and poetry—that showcase contemporary expressions of feminism: what it is, what it isn't, and what it can be. . . With its thoughtful, scrapbook like design and variety of socio-economic and cultural perspectives, the book invites young readers to engage in this roundtable discussion. An embarrassment of riches."
- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[Here We Are] boldly celebrates and analyzes feminism as it exists today . . . The scrapbook-style layout makes this fun, and the intimate, informal tone makes it feel like a journal passed between friends. An education unto itself, the message of inclusion and strength is an invaluable."
- Booklist, starred review

Read an Excerpt

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World is a guide to understanding what it means to be a feminist and an invitation to one of the most important, life-changing, and exciting parties around. This is a chance to dive in and out of the different experiences, ideas, and beliefs that underlie feminism.

         Feminists come in every shape, size, form, and background. What unites feminists is the belief that every person—regardless of gender, class, education, race, sexuality, or ability—deserves equality. This is a movement about embracing differences and encouraging change that benefits all facets of society. This is a movement about listening as much as it is about speaking up.

         Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World aims to enlighten, inspire, and encourage critical thinking, as well as thoughtful action in your everyday life.

         Let’s get the feminist party started!

Meet the Editor

Photo Credit: Jennifer Brister

Kelly Jensen is a former librarian-turned-editor for Book Riot and Stacked. She’s author of It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader. She loves black licorice and debating genre. Follow her on Twitter @veronikellymars.