A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, theories, questions, arguments, and daily reality of feminism today. What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young adult readers to a subject that should... read full description below.
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||Children / Young Adults
||Children / Young Adults
|Library of Congress
||Feminism - Juvenile literature
||Children's General Non-Fiction
||Children/juvenile;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Description of this Book
A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, theories, questions, arguments, and daily reality of feminism today. What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young adult readers to a subject that should matter to everyone. Posed as a series of questions, Feminism is... tackles the most intriguing and relevant topics, such as Are all people equal? , Do boys and girls learn the same things? and Why do women earn less than men? Find out what equality for women really means, get a short history of feminism, and take a look at the issues that affect women at work, in the home, and around sex and identity. Meet, too, some great women, such as Gloria Steinem, Frida Kahlo, and Malala Yousafzi, rebel girls who refused to accept the status quo of their day and blazed a trail for others to follow. With more than 50 questions that address key feminist concerns, Feminism is... takes on the issues, is informative, and always thought-provoking.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||A terrific book. * Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2 *
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
Gemma Cairney is a multi-award-winning broadcaster, published author, production company founder, magpie, activist and life enthusiast. After a brief go at drama school and a stint working in fashion in her early twenties, Gemma Cairney is now a BBC broadcaster, who has won awards for making acclaimed television documentaries including One Hundred Years of the Women's Movement, Riots: The Aftershock and Dying for Clear Skin. Gemma has presented shows and one-offs for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 6Music and BBC World Service. For two years she hosted the BBC 1 radio show The Surgery, offering guidance and support on life issues. Gemma has also written a book for young people, called Open, that explores growing up and how to be a woman in the modern world. She is a founder of boutique production company - Boom Shakalaka Productions. Gemma is an Ambassador for Oxfam and lends her support to Women's Aid. In any spare time, Gemma likes to write, explore the planet, trek mountains and DJ garage classics.