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February 08, 2017

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World by Kelly Jensen #BookReview

 
Let’s get the feminist party started!

Here We Are is a scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist. It’s packed with essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations from a diverse range of voices, including TV, film, and pop-culture celebrities and public figures such as ballet dancer Michaela DePrince and her sister Mia, politician Wendy Davis, as well as popular YA authors like Nova Ren Suma, Malinda Lo, Brandy Colbert, Courtney Summers, and many more. Altogether, the book features more than forty-four pieces, with an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations.

Here We Are is a response to lively discussions about the true meaning of feminism on social media and across popular culture and is an invitation to one of the most important, life-changing, and exciting parties around.




Kelly Jensen is a former librarian-turned-editor for Book Riot and Stacked. She’s the author of It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader. She loves black licorice and debating genre. Follow her on Twitter: @veronikellymars.

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World was such a great read! The different ideas and concepts in this book were told in such a unique and fresh way. As a 20 year old I was afraid that this book would feel a little juvenile, being as how it is directed towards teenagers. But I found some parts that were particularly relevant to me. So that was a pleasant surprise. I commend Kelly Jensen for trying to teach the younger generation about feminism. Overall this was a great read and i would absolutely recommend this book to everyone! 










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