Feminist reads for teens

Can We Talk About Consent?

Can We Talk About Consent?

Justin Hancock, Fuchsia MacAree

Can We Talk About Consent? takes a fresh, frank and stylish approach to the topic of relationships and respect, providing essential understanding for readers aged 14+.

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 Read reviewLead the Way

Lead the Way

Jean Hinchliffe

Want to take action and fight for what's right, but don't know where to start?

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 Read reviewThe Gaps

The Gaps

Leanne Hall

A tribute to friendship in all its guises, The Gaps is a moving examination of vulnerability and strength, safety and danger, and the particular uncertainty of being a young woman in the world.

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Feminism: A Graphic Guide

Feminism: A Graphic Guide

Cathia Jenainati, Judy Groves, Jem Milton

Women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to drive; we're starting to see women of all sizes in our magazines; and historic sexual abuse cases are making headlines and causing change. Do we still need feminism? What does it mean to be...

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 Read reviewMoxie

Moxie

Jennifer Mathieu

When an unlikely teenager stands up to sexism in her high school she unwittingly starts a feminist revolution that shakes her whole town. It's time to fight like a girl! Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne.

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Bad Habits

Bad Habits

Flynn Meaney

In a world of curfews, uniforms and traditions, Alex is a lone, loud voice for female equality. So when she decides to stage the ground-breaking feminist play The Vagina Monologues she has one thing on her mind - getting expelled....

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 Read reviewFuria

Furia

Yamile Saied Mendez

A powerful, #ownvoices contemporary YA for fans of The Poet X and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line - even her blooming love story - to follow...

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 Read reviewFighting Words

Fighting Words

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

A candid, at times confronting, teen novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by Newbery winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, who says of her latest work: 'Parts of this story are scary, but...

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More Than a Kick

More Than a Kick

Tayla Harris, Jennifer Castles

AFLW player Tayla Harris was at work on the footy field when she kicked a goal. A photo of the kick - taken by Michael Willson - showcased her incredible athletic ability and was posted online.

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Girls Can Fly

Girls Can Fly

Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina

Girls Can Fly is an inspirational, young teen book from award-winning Aboriginal writer and artist Sally Morgan and her equally talented daughter Ambelin.

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We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.

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Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday

Hayley Lawrence

Ruby Tuesday explores the difficulties of being a girl growing up in today's world, and how strength and healing can be found in the wildest of places - a celebration of the joy to be found in music and creativity, and of strong,...

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Unpregnant

Unpregnant

Jenni Hendriks, Ted Caplan

Veronica is top of her classand now shes gazing in disbelief at a positive pregnancy test. In this wild, warm and darkly funny road trip story, Veronica drives a thousand miles to an out-of-state abortion clinicand along the way...

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The PLAIN Janes

The PLAIN Janes

Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg

The cult classic graphic novel is back! The first two instalments of The Plain Janes are available bound up for the first time with an all new, never before seen third story, perfect for fans of This One Summer and Awkward.

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Most Likely

Most Likely

Sarah Watson

Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been friends since kindergarten. Now they're in their senior year, facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. But there's more than just college on the horizon. One of these...

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 Read reviewCatching Teller Crow

Catching Teller Crow

Ambelin Kwaymullina, Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Winner of the Prize for Young Adult Writing at the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. Told in two unforgettable voices, this gripping novel interweaves themes of grief, colonial history, violence,...

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Break The Fall

Break The Fall

Jennifer Iacopelli

A fiercely told survivorship novel about one girl's determination to push her body to win gold at the Olympics, and the power of uniting as women to speak out.

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Don't Read the Comments

Don’t Read the Comments

Eric Smith

Divya Sharma is a queen. Or she is when she's playing Reclaim the Sun, the year's hottest online game. Divya - better known as popular streaming gamer D1V - regularly leads her #AngstArmada on quests through the game's vast and...

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 Read reviewPiglettes

Piglettes

Clementine Beauvais

A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story - winner of France's biggest prize for teen and YA fiction.

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 Read reviewOn the Come Up

On the Come Up

Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her mom unexpectedly loses her job...

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Devil's Ballast

Devil’s Ballast

Meg Caddy

A cutthroat and daring new YA release, featuring one of history's greatest anti-heroines.

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This is What a Feminist Looks Like

This is What a Feminist Looks Like

Emily Maguire

In this passionate and timely account, Emily Maguire charts a course through the history of Australian feminism - from the First Wave to the Fourth, from suffragists to Riot Grrrls, from equal pay to #metoo.

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Somebody Give This Heart a Pen

Somebody Give This Heart a Pen

Sophia Thakur

A compelling collection of poems that explores the emotions and experiences of growing up as a mixed-race woman.

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 Read reviewWith the Fire on High

With the Fire on High

Elizabeth Acevedo

From New York Times bestselling author of POET X comes a story of a girl with talent, pride and a little bit of magic that keeps her fire burning bright.

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The Lie Tree

The Lie Tree

Frances Hardinge

A deliciously creepy novel from Frances Hardinge, the award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.

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 Read reviewWhat I Like About Me

What I Like About Me

Jenna Guillaume

Maisie Martin is a clever, shy, funny, confused 16-year-old. She's ready for the summer of her life. Until everything starts going wrong...

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 Read reviewIt Sounded Better in My Head

It Sounded Better in My Head

Nina Kenwood

From a debut Melbourne writer comes the big-hearted romantic comedy of the year, an addictive and joyful celebration of the awkward teen in all of us.

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 Read reviewAmelia Westlake

Amelia Westlake

Erin Gough

From Ampersand Prize-winning author Erin Gough comes this ferociously funny romp through an elite private school, and a brilliant feminist hoax that could change - or ruin - everything.   

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Dumplin'

Dumplin'

Julie Murphy

Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other...

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We Are Okay

Nina LaCour

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

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 Read reviewThe Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Mackenzi Lee

Sequel to: The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue

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Say Hello

Say Hello

Carly Findlay

A forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearancedue to a rare skin condition. Say hello to Carly.

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The Nowhere Girls

The Nowhere Girls

Amy Reed

Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely...

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I Am Malala

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick

Written by Malala for her peers, this is the story of the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon.

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friends fatal shooting by a police officer.    

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Sister Heart

Sister Heart

Sally Morgan

A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships.

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Wildlife

Fiona Wood

Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program - but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They're extra-curricula.

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Stone Girl

Stone Girl

Eleni Hale

Winner of the Readings Young Adult Book Prize 2019A heartbreaking novel of raw survival and hope, and the children society likes to forget. A stunning and unforgettable debut YA. 

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