Three of Top Ten Feminist Books for Young Readers Are Comics

Speak: The Graphic Novel

The American Library Association has a feminist task force as part of the Social Responsibilities Round Table that was founded “to address sexism in libraries and librarianship”. Among other things, they run the Amelia Bloomer Project, which recommends “well-written, well-illustrated books for young readers with significant feminist content.”

They have announced their picks for this year, and out of the top ten, three are graphic novels! Those are

As the Crow FliesAs the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman (Iron Circus)

CrushCrush by Svetlana Chmakova (Yen/JY)

Speak: The Graphic NovelSpeak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll (Farrar Straus Giroux)

At a quick glance, I didn’t see any graphic novels on last year’s list, but there were several on the long list from the year before.



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