TITLE: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack
AUTHOR: edited by Paige Daniels and Mary Fan
SERIES: Brave New Girls
RELEASED: June 2018; Brave New Girls
GENRE: MG/YA Science Fiction
KEY INFO: all female protags, girls who can, anthology, supportive relationships
REPRESENTATION: f/f romances, trans girl, black women, asian women, tourettes, wheelchair user, girls who use assistive tech
CONTENT NOTICES: bullying, imprisonment, kidnapping, some stories have problematic racial rep
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Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way.
This week’s prompt for TTT was actually “Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit”, but as it’s Black History Month in the UK this month I wanted to give you all some recommendations for that instead. Last year for a TTT prompt on favourite British fiction, I shared a list of diverse British fiction in response to the numerous lists which focused overwhelmingly on whitewashed and middle-class Britishness.
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TITLE: Yes, You Are Trans Enough: My Transition from Self-Loathing to Self-Love
AUTHOR: Mia Violet
RELEASED: June 2017; Jessica Kingsley Publishers
KEY INFO: Memoir, Self-Help, LGBTQ education, self-acceptance, empowerment
REPRESENTATION: Trans Woman
CONTENT NOTICES: (TBC)
amazon // jkp // book depository
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TITLE: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
AUTHOR: Kate Moore
RELEASED: April 2017; Sourcebooks
KEY INFO: Historical biography, feminist history, dialpainters, women under capitalism
CONTENT NOTICES: explicit photographs and descriptions of radium poisoning
amazon // book depository // goodreads
Ever heard of Catherine Donohue, Grace Fryer or Katherine Schaub? No? And yet these women have likely saved you from enduring the same bone-splintering fate from radium poisoning.
Kate Moore’s “Radium Girls” gives us a very personal and up-front account of the labouring women of the early 20th century whose bodies literally crumbled in front of their loved ones, while the denial of radium poisoning by greedy businessmen continued to cost more women’s lives.
Definitely a must-read for everyone but of particular interest to anyone interested in Feminist and Marxist histories.
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