This article showcases our top picks for the Best Feminist Books For High School
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This product was recommended by Tasha Christensen from TashaChristensen
This novel takes a uniquely modern approach to feminism in a way that will really resonate with teenagers. It’s about a young woman attending a video game convention with her older brother, an ultra-famous YouTuber. He’s also a misogynistic jerk, and she must decide whether to out him as problematic, or remain in silence while women in the gaming world suffer because of him. This is a nuanced insight into misogyny and feminism that speaks from a place many teenagers today will identify with.
This product was recommended by Ashley from The Novel Thief
This novel tells the story of a girl named Viv who’s tired of being looked down as because she’s a girl! She quickly decides to make a change amongst her peers by creating a feminist zine she distributes anonymously. The book is incredibly well written and becoming a film soon! It’s one of my favorites.
This product was recommended by Harry Stoltz from Cleantechnica
As an avid reader, I figured I could offer some help! One book that has really stuck with me over the years was Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography I Am Malala.” This is an incredibly powerful piece that is not afraid to discuss difficult yet very real feminist issues abroad.
This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors
I hadn’t even heard about this book until — and although I finally wish it had been included on my required reading lists in school, I’m glad I got it, eventually. The book reflects the personal and political transformation of Mira Ward, a woman who has spent her life engaged in a patriarchal culture (the 1950s and ‘60s America) where misogynistic social rules are so ingrained and accepted that Mira and her colleagues don’t even know they’ve been subscribing to an unfair system. But when the Women’s Rights Movement grows across the country, the social changes transform Mira’s awareness of herself and her place in the world.
This product was recommended by Brack Nelson from Incrementors
The Women’s Room by Marilyn French is about how the political and personal transformation of a woman named Mira Ward who lived most of her life engaged in a patriarchal culture. The story took place in the US during the 50s and 60s eras where misogynistic social models are very much accepted and inherent that she and her friends had no idea that they have been contributing to a system that’s unfair and unjust. However, when society changed and the Women’s Rights Movement starts to spread all over the country, her perception of herself began to change as well.