Girls Resist!
An activism handbook for teen girls ready to fight for change, social justice, and equality.Take on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice, and resistance. With in-depth guides to everything from picking a cause, planning a protest, and raising money to running dispute-free meetings, promoting awareness on social media, and being an effective ally, Girls Resist! will show you how to go from “mad as heck about the way the world is going” to “effective leader who gets stuff done.” Veteran feminist organizer KaeLyn Rich shares tons of expertise that’ll inspire you as much as it teaches you the ropes. Plus, quotes and tips from fellow teen girl activists show how they stood up for change in their communities. Grab this handbook to crush inequality, start a revolution, and resist!

Girls Resist! Details

TitleGirls Resist!
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 7th, 2018
PublisherQuirk Books
ISBN-139781683690597
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Feminism, Childrens, Middle Grade

Girls Resist! Review

  • Jessica Ciarcz
    January 1, 1970
    This is such a super helpful guide for girls all around the world looking to make a change! I learned a lot from this book, even at 18 years old and already actively involved in feminism/activism.I learned a lot of tips for creating and getting started on campaigns. I really enjoyed this book and I know I will continue to look back at it from time to time to refocus my goals. Highly recommend it !!
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  • Katrina
    January 1, 1970
    This is such a good manual I teach high school students, but this is definitely something that girls of all ages can benefit from. Excellent job to the writer and there was so much good advice given in this book. All women and girls should read this.
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  • Sionna
    January 1, 1970
    *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own*Absolutely 100% will be recommending this book to everyone. This is the perfect resource for someone looking to become an ally, help out with issues, or build their own campaigns. Anyone looking to advocate or help with advocating should totally read this. The information is told is an easy to read format and organized in a way that makes sense. The beginning has some little activities or thinkin *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own*Absolutely 100% will be recommending this book to everyone. This is the perfect resource for someone looking to become an ally, help out with issues, or build their own campaigns. Anyone looking to advocate or help with advocating should totally read this. The information is told is an easy to read format and organized in a way that makes sense. The beginning has some little activities or thinking devices which will help people think about privilege and how to pick an issue to fight for. I love how at the end of a section there is a Takeaway which summarizes key information-- for those who need a refresher or are flipping through for the right section. This book does a good job of not alienating anyone, addressing all types of people and mentioning accessibility when setting up meetings or finding the best location for other things. I really think it reaches everyone. AND then talks about self-care and how people need to make time for themselves so they don't breakdown. An amazing resource, which mentions even more resources, and one I feel will empower readers instead of overwhelm them.
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  • Dayna
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a practical handbook to organizing, activism, and resisting for teens (especially teen girls). I’d recommend it for Girl Scouts, and anybody interested in political and social change. It also has the bonus of being beautifully designed. Thanks to Quirk Books for providing me with a free copy at the American Library Association conference.
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  • Lisa Reviews Books
    January 1, 1970
    I read a quick sample copy of this and really enjoyed it! It's a bit more of a reference book than a read-right-through type of thing, but it was still super nice.
  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    Girls Resist!5 out of 5 stars I received this eARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to both the author and NetGalley for this opportunity! "ACTIVISM MEANS TAKING ACTION TO SUPPORT OR OPPOSE A CAUSE AND BRING ABOUT CHANGE."If you ever need a place to start learning about protesting, why girls are angry and striving for change, or even just the plain and simple facts ranging from wage gaps to debunking gender norms, look no further.This handbook accesses the cold hard facts while provid Girls Resist!5 out of 5 stars I received this eARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to both the author and NetGalley for this opportunity! "ACTIVISM MEANS TAKING ACTION TO SUPPORT OR OPPOSE A CAUSE AND BRING ABOUT CHANGE."If you ever need a place to start learning about protesting, why girls are angry and striving for change, or even just the plain and simple facts ranging from wage gaps to debunking gender norms, look no further.This handbook accesses the cold hard facts while providing a relatable and clear guideline on how to speak up about being a woman and taking action. KaeLyn Rich utilizes her voice to speak about her struggles growing up as a bi, Korean woman living in a mostly white town to bring to light the millions of other girls around the world who are going through something similar in their own way. Not only do I think this book is imperative for young girls growing into themselves and learning about how to be their most powerful beings, but this book is necessary for absolutely everyone, regardless of who you are. We can all learn. We can all grow. We can all become better and make a change, and Rich provides “Girl’s Resist!” so that we can map out our next move to conquer the world.
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  • Chelsey
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Netgalley for the Advanced copy.
  • Richard Towne
    January 1, 1970
    Read an abridged preview - Well written / practical guide. Realistic step-by-step. Would have liked to read the section on burn-out
  • Cristy Rey
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent for the young person in your life. Essentially a YA-level primer on activism and progressive political action, topical social issues, and grassroots organizing. Has workbook elements that work best in print format (versus ebook/audio formats). Would recommend for summer camps, 6-8/Highschool grade groups, chapters of GSAs and similar orgs, etc. Will be gifting to my goddaughters and to parents of young people who want to get a jump on taking over the world.
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  • Isabel
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a little jealous that so many of these accessible primers on activism are available to today's youth. I did not become politically aware or active until I was in college, but books such as Girls Resist encourage young people to see themselves as change agents. This book contains helpful step-by-step guides to organizing successful campaigns within a school or community, and also has practical advice, such as how to eliminate gender binary language from our daily conversations. I highly recom I'm a little jealous that so many of these accessible primers on activism are available to today's youth. I did not become politically aware or active until I was in college, but books such as Girls Resist encourage young people to see themselves as change agents. This book contains helpful step-by-step guides to organizing successful campaigns within a school or community, and also has practical advice, such as how to eliminate gender binary language from our daily conversations. I highly recommend this to all youth and educators!
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  • Amanda Lee
    January 1, 1970
    Great simple guide to becoming an activist. Perfect gift for young resisters.
  • Zully Pardo chacón
    January 1, 1970
    Me encantó, pero es muy local.
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Kaelyn Rich, Quirk Books, and Netgalley for allowing me the extreme pleasure of access to an advanced reader copy of “Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution” for an honest review. I really love that we are beginning to reach of to women and girls of all ages (sexualities, religions, genders, etc) to tell them how to resist in this current troubling time. Showing them that they are empowered to stand up for their beliefs and how to go about doing ju Thank you to Kaelyn Rich, Quirk Books, and Netgalley for allowing me the extreme pleasure of access to an advanced reader copy of “Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution” for an honest review. I really love that we are beginning to reach of to women and girls of all ages (sexualities, religions, genders, etc) to tell them how to resist in this current troubling time. Showing them that they are empowered to stand up for their beliefs and how to go about doing just that. I will be picking up copies of this for my nieces as soon as it is published, and advising it to our school librarian as a really great resource that our school should have as well.
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  • Brandi
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this guide to taking action for young women! Specific strategies are provided, the author proffers much consideration for overcoming potential barriers, and important terms are explicitly defined. Offers a glossary and index in the back. Empowering resource. Highly recommended for all young feminists!
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  • Rach
    January 1, 1970
    2.5
  • Andréa
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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