Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America

From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America. This collection of twenty-one essays from major YA authors?including award-winning and bestselling writers?touches on a powerful range of topics related t From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology...

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Title:Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America
Author:Amy Reed
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America Reviews

  • dearlittledeer
    Aug 05, 2018
    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...
  • Ashley
    Jan 01, 2018
    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...
  • Kelly
    Jul 25, 2018
    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...
  • Anne
    Jan 04, 2019
    Short stories about rape/sexual abuse, discrimination, and other injustices - especially/notably authors wanting to speak out since 45 took office. Very powerful stories, some more graphic than others. From a wide variety of voices with an apology from the editor that there was not a t...
  • Shauna Yusko
    Aug 10, 2018
    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...
  • Liz Overberg
    Feb 20, 2018
    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...
  • Grace P. (gracefulreads)
    Aug 06, 2018
    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...
  • Alison Morquecho
    Oct 12, 2018
    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Jul 31, 2018
    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...
  • Savannah
    Sep 16, 2018
    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...
  • Jon
    Aug 02, 2019
    A great collection of voices from varied backgrounds. I could see some high school teachers using some of the essays, or portions, as texts within an identity unit. Audience: High school and up. ...
  • Vanessa
    Dec 07, 2018
    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Aug 05, 2018
    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...
  • Nick
    Dec 22, 2018
    I've read this book two weeks ago, so I don't really remember much about each individual story. But I did write down each of my ratings, so here you go: Sandhya Menon: 3,75/5 stars Anna-Marie McLemore: 4,5/5 stars Amy Reed: 5/5 stars Christine Day: 4,5/5 stars Sona Charaipotra: ...
  • Ha
    Aug 19, 2018
    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    Dec 07, 2018
    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...
  • Leila Jaafari
    Sep 11, 2018
    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...
  • ellie
    Sep 29, 2018
    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...
  • Lori Harris
    Sep 07, 2019
    I stan by an author who uses trigger warnings ...
  • Mrs. Europaea
    Aug 01, 2018
    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Mar 06, 2019
    So many of us are hearing the message right now that we do not belong, that we are not welcome. To that - I think I speak on behalf on all of the authors in this book - I say bullshit. You are wanted. You are loved. You belong. I hope you read these pages and see yourself in our stor...
  • Ashlee
    Jun 04, 2019
    "I wanted to do something to help you know you're not alone in your fear and anger, to help you know that your stories--your lives-- are valid, and valued. So many of us are hearing the message right now that we do not belong, that we are not welcome. To that-- I think I speak on behal...
  • Emily
    Dec 17, 2018
    Our experiences matter. Our voices matter. And the deafening silence that protects those who have violated us must be broken. (131) This anthology is such an important gathering of voices and I'm so glad that it exists. It isn't perfect by any means, and some of the essays are better ...
  • may ➹
    Dec 30, 2017
    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...
  • bee
    Sep 22, 2018
    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...
  • Alyssa
    Apr 16, 2018
    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...
  • Hayley
    Aug 03, 2018
    meh ...
  • Geoff
    Jan 01, 2019
    Haunting An incredible collection of well-curated, powerful, and beautiful essays that hung with me after the book was closed. Each chapter was a new and eye-opening look into a life experience that I have not and cannot experience, and I am grateful for every one of them. ...
  • Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
    May 01, 2018
    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...
  • Booklover925
    Apr 30, 2019
    Everyone should read this. I feel so empowered and I needed something like this for our times right now. ...