Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

illus. by Giulia Sagramola. 240p. further reading. glossary. index. websites. Quirk. Aug. 2018. pap. $14.99. ISBN 9781683690597.
RedReviewStarGr 7 Up—A immensely valuable guidebook for young women seeking to make a difference. Rich effortlessly breaks down complex strategies and concepts into practical know-how. The first chapter, titled "Power Up the Girl Resistance," lays out the groundwork and explains the history of feminism, including defining key terms. The text then succinctly moves through choosing a cause, spreading awareness, and being a catalyst for change. Rich addresses the importance of intersectionality and early on invites readers to check their privilege and determine their biases. Rich also provides a great number of templates, from a budget and expenses table to a sample press release, that readers could easily adapt for their own uses. The book's design, along with Sagramola's confident cartoon girls, is fresh looking and nicely favors muted colors.
VERDICT With references to pop culture, social media, and timely example scenarios, this book is highly recommened for YA collections.

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