Franny's Father Is a Feminist

Author: Rhonda Leet
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 9781576878736
Page: 32
View: 8730
Franny's Father is a Feminist. It's simple, really! He knows that girls can do anything boys can do, and raises Franny to believe that she deserves all the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities to fulfill her dreams that he had. Through sweet, straight-forward prose, Franny's Father portrays the loving bond between a young girl, and her father who isn't afraid of bucking gender norms in order to ensure that his daughter grows up smart, strong, and full of self confidence. From teaching her to fix her own bicycle and splashing in the mud, to cheering at ballet recitals and supporting Franny's mother in her career, Franny's Father displays what it means for a man to be a Feminist, and how male Feminism can play a vital role in the empowerment of young women.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Baby Feminists

Author: Libby Babbott-Klein,Jessica Walker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451480120
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 1299
An irresistible timely lift-the-flap board book featuring lush illustrations of your favorite feminist icons as adorable babies! Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mae Jemison, Frida Kahlo, and others were change-making feminists, they were . . . babies! In this board book that's perfect for budding feminists, discover what these iconic figures might have looked like as adorable babies and toddlers. With its inspiring message that any baby can grow up to make the world a better place for all genders, this board book makes the perfect baby gift for any family that wants to raise children who can recognize Gloria Steinem on sight.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Feminist Baby

Author: Loryn Brantz
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1368012884
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 1789
Feminist Baby likes pink and blue. Sometimes she'll throw up on you! Feminist Baby chooses what to wear and if you don't like it she doesn't care! Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who's not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the way!

    • Fiction

The World According to Garp

A Novel
Author: John Irving
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524744808
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 2397
Now available as an ebook for the first time ever in America, the bestselling coming-of-age classic novel by John Irving—the 40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author. “He is more than popular. He is a Populist, determined to keep alive the Dickensian tradition that revels in colorful set pieces...and teaches moral lessons.”—The New York Times The opening sentence of John Irving’s breakout novel The World According to Garp signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. “Garp’s mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater.” Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing. From the tragicomic tone of its first sentence to its mordantly funny last line—“we are all terminal cases”—The World According to Garp maintains a breakneck pace. The subject of sexual hatred—of intolerance of sexual minorities and differences—runs the gamut of “lunacy and sorrow.” Winner of the National Book Award, Garp is a comedy with forebodings of doom. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries—with more than ten million copies in print—Garp is the precursor of John Irving’s later protest novels.

Being Schooled

What This Teacher Learned in the American School System
Author: Rhonda Leet
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514106907
Page: 238
View: 9515
Being Schooled evolved from a letter Rhonda Leet wrote to the school board in regard to growing concern about her school's climate. Her twelve years of teaching journals will give you a real honest glimpse into the daily challenges that take away the joy of teaching. She had valid concerns including teachers leaving in droves and escalating behavior problems. Upon leaving her school, Leet's passion for educational reform has not waned since removing her nameplate from the classroom door. Educating students went beyond the brick and mortar of school as she welcomed student families to visit her home, gardens and barnyard animals well after the school bell had rung where more lessons could be gathered. This book may have readers looking in the mirror saying to themselves; how do I value a teacher, children, parenting, and marriage? Get ready for a wave of emotions when you read about her teaching experience! Parents write... "Your students are a part of your family" "Mrs. Leet you are a rare jewel in education today"

    • Fiction

Franny and Zooey

Author: J. D. Salinger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439570296
Category: Fiction
Page: 202
View: 5305
Two children of the Glass family appear in separate stories laid in twentieth-century New York

    • Fiction


Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062491814
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 8748
#1 New York Times Bestseller The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.

    • Juvenile Fiction


Author: Anna Walker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328466787
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 1584
When Mae’s family moves to a new home, she wishes she could bring her garden with her. She’ll miss the apple trees, the daffodils, and chasing butterflies in the wavy grass. But there’s no room for a garden in the city. Or is there? Mae’s story, gorgeously illustrated in watercolor, is a celebration of friendship, resilience in the face of change, and the magic of the natural world.

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: N.A
Page: 340
View: 5355

    • Biography & Autobiography

Hungry Heart

Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476723427
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 5586
"Generous and entertaining." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and columnist comes a “fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave” (Cheryl Strayed) collection of heartwarming personal essays “as wonderful as her fiction” (Mindy Kaling) that “will enthusiastically reach out to readers and swiftly draw them close” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Jennifer Weiner is many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an “unlikely feminist enforcer” (The New Yorker). She’s also a mom, a daughter, and a sister, a clumsy yogini, and a reality-TV devotee. In this “unflinching look at her own experiences” (Entertainment Weekly), Jennifer fashions tales of modern-day womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Nora Ephron and Tina Fey. No subject is off-limits in these intimate and honest essays: sex, weight, envy, money, her mother’s coming out of the closet, her estranged father’s death. From lonely adolescence to hearing her six-year-old daughter say the F word—fat—for the first time, Jen dives into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to fans all over the world.

    • Juvenile Fiction

When the Crickets Stopped Singing

Author: Marilyn Cram Donahue
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 1684371376
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1683
Set in the summer of 1939, this sensitive, coming-of-age historical novel explores the complex nature of justice as a young girl struggles to stand up for what she knows is right, even when her community wants to turn the other way. It’s the calm before the storm of World War II in small-town Messina, California. Angie Wallace and her friends have set out on a mission to “love thy neighbor”—even if that means inviting weird Dodie Crumper to join in their summer plans. But as they move through their neighborly to-do list, the girls can’t help but notice that there’s something strange about the sudden return of Jefferson Clement, particularly when it comes to his behavior around young girls. And when Angie thinks she witnesses a terrible accident, she must make a choice that calls into question everything she understands about truth and justice.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Journey of a Dollar

Author: Doris Rubenstein
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press
ISBN: 9781592987931
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7798
Take a journey with Elliot's dollar bill and learn how it makes a difference! Elliot's class is collecting money to help schoolchildren in Ecuador. Elliot is wiling to give, but he doesn't understand how his one dollar will help or how it gets to Ecuador. Elliot learns more than he expected, watching his dollar travel to South America. He learns about banking, non-profit organizations, and geography. The most important thing he learns is that his charitable effort really does reach people in need, they appreciate his generosity, and they're a lot like him. A portion of the sale of every copy of The Journey of a Dollar will be donated to charity.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

F Is for Feminist

Author: Kim Collins
Publisher: Mascot Books
ISBN: 9781684019632
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 38
View: 310
Are you a feminist? And what does being a feminist truly mean? Find out by taking an inspiring tour through the alphabet, discovering what girls are really made of and just how much equality matters! Every page of F is for Feminist creates an opportunity to have meaningful discussions with girls and boys about feminism, empowerment, and the wonderfulness of being, knowing, or raising a girl!

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

This Little Trailblazer

A Girl Power Primer
Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534401067
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 26
View: 4985
This board book highlights ten memorable female trailblazers.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Year of Shadows

Author: Claire Legrand,Karl Kwasny
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442442948
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 406
View: 3863
Forced to move into a haunted concert hall with her distant father, "The Maestro," and aging grandmother, Nonna, 12-year-old Olivia and classmate Henry try to lay to rest ghosts who are tied to the Hall's past before time and money run out.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Martina Ballerina

Author: Imelda Rose Sobiloff
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480854638
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 28
View: 4492
Little Martina loves to dance! She leaps in the grocery aisles, shimmies in the park, and plis in her kindergarten classroom. Each week, she attends ballet and sets her spirit free. The music fills her with great joy, and she dances to her hearts contentbut she doesnt listen to her teacher. Martina just does whatever she wants to do instead. Her lack of discipline inspires her parents to take her to a ballet performance so that she can see the hard work of a real ballerina. She does learn a few things at the show, but Martina is still a wild thing at the barre. When the director of the Nouvelle Ballet Troupe comes to Martinas class in search of a young ballet dancer with promise, Martina is thrilled. The director needs a young lady to be featured in The Nutcracker, so at the audition, Martina gives it her allbut she still wont listen. Martina must learn the hard way that ballerinas are calm, poised, and good at taking instruction. Will little Martina achieve her dream of making it onstage or will a difficult lesson and a setback make her want to give up?

    • Humor

Girl Up

Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism
Author: Laura Bates
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150116919X
Category: Humor
Page: 336
View: 3539
Presents advice for young women on dealing with sexism and negative social media, discussing how to deal with cyber bullying, body shaming, and mental health issues and foster a positive self-image and healthy relationships.

    • Biography & Autobiography


The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde
Author: Franny Moyle
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453271481
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 6787
“Tells the poignant story of Constance in the aftermath of Wilde’s trials and imprisonment, and of her brave attempts to keep in contact with him despite her suffering.” —The Irish Times In the spring of 1895 the life of Constance Wilde changed irrevocably. Up until the conviction of her husband, Oscar, for homosexual crimes, she had held a privileged position in society. Part of a gilded couple, she was a popular children’s author, a fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women’s rights. A founding member of the magical society The Golden Dawn, her pioneering and questioning spirit encouraged her to sample some of the more controversial aspects of her time. Mrs. Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in her own right. But that spring Constance’s entire life was eclipsed by scandal. Forced to flee to the Continent with her two sons, her glittering literary and political career ended abruptly. She lived in exile until her death. Franny Moyle now tells Constance’s story with a fresh eye. Drawing on numerous unpublished letters, she brings to life the story of a woman at the heart of fin-de-siècle London and the Aesthetic movement. In a compelling and moving tale of an unlikely couple caught up in a world unsure of its moral footing, Moyle unveils the story of a woman who was the victim of one of the greatest betrayals of all time.

    • Fiction

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Author: Betty Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061803022
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 4201
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer.

    • Juvenile Fiction

I Am a Cat

Author: Galia Bernstein
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683351800
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 9634
A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being “cat” enough. According to them, he just doesn’t measure up. He doesn’t have Lion’s mane or Cheetah’s spots. He doesn’t sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He’s small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he’s just like them . . . only smaller. A celebration of both individuality and community, I Am a Cat is a strong debut that shows we’re all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough.