Faith has a thirst for science and secrets that the rigid confines of her class cannot suppress in Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree. And so it is that she discovers tales of a strange tree which, when told a lie, will uncover a truth.
In Meg Medina’s Burn Baby Burn, Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam.
In every class, there’s a star cheerleader and pregnant girl. They’re never the same person. But the assault wasn’t the beginning of Hermione Winter’s story and she’s not going to let it be the end in E.K. Johnston’s Exit, Pursued by a Bear.
As part of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association, the Amelia Bloomer Project releases a booklist of the best feminist titles for readers up to age eighteen. The Amelia Bloomer Project is named after Amelia Bloomer, an American women’s rights advocate who edited The Lily, the first newspaper written for women.