I’m so happy to announce that the wonderful anthology I’m in, along with so many other brilliant and necessary voices, is out today: Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World. Edited by Kelly Jensen of Book Riot, this book contains essays, comics, interviews, and lists discussing intersectional feminism for teens (and I’d argue also for adults!) in a compassionate, thoughtful, and inspiring way. Even if I didn’t have an essay in it, I’d recommend it wholeheartedly; it’s just the book we need right now as we in America attempt to make sense of what’s happening here and figure out what we want to say, both for ourselves and others, and how to make our voices heard for the greater good.
I’m not the only one who thinks so; the volume got four starred reviews from trade journals!
“A progressive antidote to the ancient teen health textbooks that mull over the dry basics of teen identity . . . a stellar collection . . . With its thoughtful, scrapbooklike 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
“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
“Earnest, conversational, and dauntlessly unapologetic . . . An education unto itself, the message of inclusion and strength is invaluable.”
—Booklist, starred review
“Fantastic . . . There is something here for everyone. This celebratory examination of feminism is a much-needed addition to teen collections.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
Anyway, happy birthday, delightful book!