Hey, YA librarians!
There’s been no shortage of amazing women in the news lately—this pick is in honor of them and others all over the world who have inspired change.
TEEN TRAILBLAZERS: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20 by Jennifer Calvert, illustrated by Vesna Asanovic
Available October 2, 2018 from Castle Point Books
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TEEN TRAILBLAZERS is a collection of profiles of badass young women who effected change while they were teenagers. From Cleopatra to Emma Gonzalez, the courageous young ladies showcased are a diverse cast from the past and present. Vesna Asanovic’s illustrations add vibrancy to the pages, featuring beautiful, full-page portraits of each of the 30 teens included.
My favorite trailblazers include Jackie Mitchell, the first woman signed to minor-league baseball (at only seventeen-years-old, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig); Barbara Johns, at sixteen was a key player in ending segregation in schools; and Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein when she was nineteen and pretty much invented sci-fi. The teens featured in these pages are inspirational role models for anyone at any age and prove that anyone can be a revolutionary.
Day’s YA Archives:
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS by Bonnie Pipkin (posted 9/14/2018)
FLIGHT SEASON by Marie Marquardt (posted 8/23/2018)
UNSTOPPABLE MOSES by Tyler James Smith (posted 8/9/2018)
I DO NOT TRUST YOU by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz (posted 7/25/2018)
SADIE by Courtney Summers (posted 7/12/2018)
MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud (posted 6/28/2018)
LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber (posted 6/15/2018)
THE RAGING ONES by Krista & Becca Ritchie (posted 5/17/2018)
DEAR READER by Mary O’Connell (posted 5/9/2018)
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell (posted 4/26/2018)
THIS HEART OF MINE by C.C. Hunter (posted 4/13/2018)
I’M NOT MISSING by Carrie Fountain (posted 3/30/2018)
CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY by Amber Rae (posted 3/15/2018)
GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust (posted 3/1/2018)
IN SIGHT OF STARS by Gae Polisner (posted 2/15/2018)
BRING ME THEIR HEARTS by Sara Wolf (posted 2/1/2018)
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (posted 1/18/2018)
HOW I RESIST by Maureen Johnson (posted 1/4/2018)
13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough (posted 12/21/2017)
I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin (posted 12/6/2017)
SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young (posted 11/28/2017)
THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert (posted 11/13/2017)