Feminism from A to Z (Paperback)

Feminism from A to Z By Gayle E. Pitman, Laura Huliska Beith (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Gold Medal, 2018 IPPY Awards
Silver medal, 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards

An accessible primer for teens on history, current events, and essential issues through the lens of feminist theory and perspective.

A book for all teens -- no matter what gender you are -- about feminism: what it is, what it means, and how to do it...from A to Z. Not only will you learn something about yourself, your community, your people, and your world, you will discover kick-ass call-to-action suggestions and resources to take your feminism to a higher level Written by the author of the Stonewall Award-winning book, This Day in June, Feminism From A to Z is an alphabetical primer on feminism for teen girls. Each chapter examines a topic that offers call-to-action exercises incorporated into each lesson. Includes an introduction to readers on how to use the book and an alphabetical list of ways to take feminist action.

From the introduction:

So many girls and women don't have easy access to the tools of feminism. In fact, if we learn about feminism at all, it probably won't be until after we finish high school. And that is a shame. Imagine how different life would be if, at the age of 13 and suddenly faced with casual sexism for the first time, you had a strong grasp of feminist principles and a hefty feminist toolbox at your fingertips? Let's be more specific. Here are some situations where feminism can be really helpful:
  • If you've ever felt "fat."
  • If you've ever been pressured to do something you didn't want to do, or that went against your values.
  • If you've ever been afraid to speak up.
  • If you've ever been bullied--or been a bully.
  • If your confidence has ever felt shaky.
  • If you've ever felt unwelcome because of who you are.
Feminism can help you navigate all of these scenarios--and then some. That's why I wrote this book. Because I believe that feminism will change your life.

About the Author

Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, is a professor of psychology and women's studies at Sacramento City College. Her teaching and writing focuses on gender and sexual orientation, and she has worked extensively with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. She is the author of This Day in June, When You Look Out the Window, and Sewing the Rainbow. She lives in California. Visit her at www.gaylepitman.com and follow her on Facebook: @GaylePitmanAuthor, Twitter: @GaylePitman, and Instagram: @GaylePitman. Laura Huliska Beith is a free-lance illustrator living in Kansas City, MO with her husband and three dogs. She is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and has illustrated many children's books including The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and Little Red Hot by Eric Kimmel. Her illustrations have been shown at the Society of Illustrators Children's Book Show in NY, and Chemers Gallery in Tustin, CA. Visit her at www.laurahuliskabeith.com and follow her on Facebook: @laura.huliskabeith and Instagram: @sigmundpix.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433827211
ISBN-10: 1433827212
Publisher: Magination Press
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English