Social Justice Book Club for Teens (Women's History Month)

Audre Lorde in front of chalkboard that reads "Women are powerful and dangerous"

Like to read and talk about social justice? Come join Social Justice Book Club! A monthly book club that encourages members to read any book that within falls within a specific theme. In honor of Women's History Month, the theme for March will be women's lives, rights and feminism.

Some suggested titles to explore:

  • Anthologies
    • Because I was a girl : true stories for girls of all ages / edited by Melissa de la Cruz
    • Rad women worldwide : artists and athletes, pirates and punks, and other revolutionaries who shaped history / by Kate Schatz ; illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl
    • Rad American women A-Z / written by Kate Schatz ; illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl
    • Fight like a girl : 50 feminists who changed the world / by Laura Barcella ; with illustrations by Summer Pierre
    • She takes a stand : 16 fearless activists who have changed the world / Michael Elsohn Ross
    • Teenage rebels : stories of successful high school activists, from the Little Rock 9 to the class of tomorrow / Dawson Barrett ; foreword by Mark Rudd
    • Talking back : voices of color / edited and with an introduction by Nellie Wong
  • Non-Fiction
    • Why I march : images from the Women's March around the world / with photographs by Getty Images ; editors: Samantha Weiner and Emma Jacobs
    • Girls & sex : navigating the complicated new landscape / Peggy Orenstein
    • Feminism : reinventing the F word / Nadia Abushanab Higgins
    • Reproductive rights : who decides? / Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
  • Biographies & Memoirs
    • Being Jazz : my life as a (transgender) teen / Jazz Jennings
    • UnSlut : a diary and a memoir / Emily Lindin
    • Muslim girl : a coming of age / Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
    • Courage to soar : a body in motion, a life in balance / Simone Biles with Michelle Burford ; foreword by Mary Lou Retton
    • Balcony on the moon : a Palestinian coming of age memoir / Ibtisam Barakat
    • Hillary Rodham Clinton : a woman living history / Karen Blumenthal

Social Justice Book Club is an opportunity for young people to get together to share knowledge and deepen our analysis of power in the world today. We will meet on the third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise specified. Snacks provided! For youth ages 12 to 18. Questions? Call Linda, teen services librarian, at 510-238-3400.

Feminism : reinventing the F word / Nadia Abushanab Higgins


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm


Asian Branch

388 9th Street Suite 190
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 238-3400