CAN YOUR CONVERSATIONS CHANGE THE WORLD? by Erinne Paisley

CAN YOUR CONVERSATIONS CHANGE THE WORLD?

From the "PopActivism" series
Age Range: 12 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

PopActivism founder Paisley (Can Your Outfit Change the World?, 2018, etc.) is known for the prom dress she made out of her old math homework to raise awareness about the importance of education for all girls.

Her latest book provides a brief overview of feminist activism in eight chapters, with a full-color layout of photos, sidebars, and quotes. In “A Different Type of Education,” the author explains how she discovered and forged her feminist identity. “The F Word” answers the question of what feminism is and covers the history of its three waves. It also includes a brief explanation of intersectionality. “Hashtag Equality” discusses how to use social media to bring awareness to inequalities women face. “Your Body, Your Choice” urges readers to question the ways cultures police female bodies. “Smashing the Glass Ceiling” explains barriers in education and the workplace and ways to break through them. “Power Projects” describes several campaigns aimed at ending injustices girls and women endure around the world. The author acknowledges some of her favorite feminists in “Conversations in Action,” and “The Future of Feminism” covers ways in which readers can become activists. The Canadian author cites statistics from a white North American viewpoint, and the book’s inclusiveness only grazes the tip of the intersectional iceberg, but it’s still a good jumping-off point for budding feminists searching for an upbeat place to start.

Idealistic and hopeful. (glossary, resources) (Nonfiction. 12-adult)

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-4598-1309-0
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Orca
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2018




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