Sunday, February 6, 2011

Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader

100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader
compiled by: The Bitch Media Community Lending Library
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1. Estrella's QuinceaƱera by Malin Alegria

2. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez *

3. Choir Boy by Charlie Anders

4. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson *

5. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

6. Alt Ed by Catherine Atkins

7. The Rhyming Season by Edward Averett

8. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

9. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black

10. Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block

11. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume *

12. Forever by Judy Blume

13. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

14. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers

15. All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

16. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

17. The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelluci and Jim Rugg

18. This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn by Aidan Chambers

19. Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You by Dorian Cirrone

20. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros *

21. Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP

22. Celine by Brock Cole

23. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins *

24. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

25. The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

26. Sex Education by Jenny Davis

27. Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

28. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

29. For the Win by Cory Doctorow

30. Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole

31. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly *

32. El Lector by William Durbin

33. The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake

34. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

35. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn

36. Crossing Stones by Helen Frost

37. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden

38. The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden

39. Sticks and Stones by Beth Goobie

40. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley

41. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

42. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones *

43. It’s Not What You Expect by Norma Klein

44. Uncommon Faith by Trudy Krisher

45. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

46. Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson

47. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

48. Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby

49. White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages

50. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle *

51. Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier

52. Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin

53. Ella Echanted by Gail Carson Levine

54. Gravity by Leanne Lieberman

55. Ash by Malinda Lo

56. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

57. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

58. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

59. Sold by Patricia McCormick

60. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

61. Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay

62. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

63. The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton

64. Night Flying by Rita Murphy

65. Revenge by Taslima Nasrin

66. A Step from Heaven by An Na

67. Skip Beat! By Yosiki Nakamura

68. Simply Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

69. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

70. Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

71. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

72. Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters

73. Luna by Julie Anne Peters

74. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce *

75. Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce *

76. What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci

77. Imani All Mine by Connie Rose Porter

78. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman *

79. The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

80. Beneath My Mother's Feet by Amjed Qamar

81. The Sweet In-Between by Sheri Reynolds

82. Flygirl by Sherri Smith

83. Lucy the Giant by Sherri Smith

84. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

85. Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught

86. Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman

87. Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

88. Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt

89. Cress Delahanty by Jessamyn West

90. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld *

91. When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams

92. Blue Tights by Rita Williams-Garcia

93. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

94. Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger

95. Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

96. The House You Pass on the Way by Jaqueline Woodson

97. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

98. When the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright

99. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

100. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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* for those of you who like book lists

* from this list i've only read 12

9 comments:

  1. I think I've read more than 12, but definitely not the majority - something to work on, I think. Good luck to us, eh? *grin*

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  2. What a cool list!

    I love Uglies and Hunger Games :)

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  3. I've only read 6 of these but some are already on my tbr:)

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  4. I've read...16 of the books. I would like to say that Magic Knight RayEarth is not the *best* example they could have chosen from CLAMP's arsenal. But I suppose it is one of the few that is predominantly female cast in charge. ::grumbles grumbles::

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  5. Lovely mix of new and 'classic' YA novels -- I love it. Many new-to-me -- thanks for sharing!

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  6. How about the three books they removed from the list with dubious reasons: Tender Morsels, Living Dead Girl, and Sisters Red. I think that's the title of the third one.

    On that list though, I've only read Golden Compass.

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  7. @ rabid fox - nope have yet to read those three too

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  8. Wowsers! I got to get reading to even make a dent off that list!

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  9. I'm familiar with only a handful of books but what a cool list!!

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