Karen from Annie Bloom’s Books in Portland, OR recommends three recent YA titles on the theme of #MeToo (recommended for more mature readers).
Red Hood by Alana K. Arnold is definitely about wolves and about frightened girls, but Bisou Martel isn’t willing to play the victim. The second person narration threw me in the first few chapters, but was worth the minor struggle for this variation on the fairy tale.
Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin is a spin on Macbeth, and our protagonist is a Lady bent on revenge. Deep, dark and gritty––just like it should be.
Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno hits home with its amazing manifesto on pages 80-81. Worth it for that section alone!
What are some feminist books you’ve read lately, fiction or nonfiction? Share your kids’, YA, or adult recommendations.