For Women’s History Month, I dug into my own history. Several years ago, I started a zine about the books that shaped my ideas of feminism and femininity, but I set it aside. I revisited the idea back in 2011 when Bitch Magazine published their list of books for the young adult feminist reader, and the resulting controversy over the titles left me too intimidated to share my own such list. It took a while, but I got over my intimidation.
Here is the final version of Being a Girl: A Recommended Reading List:
If you peek inside, you can see it is a mix of the old (typed) and the new (handwritten). My original book picks and comments are unedited, but I couldn’t resist adding my current thoughts.
You can order it online here.
Also, if you are interested in books and feminism, you might check out a new series from First the Egg in which feminist readers share childhood favorites and current children’s book picks. Watch for my contribution, and share your thoughts in the comments! :)