Get ready for the new school year with great gifts that support Girls Write Now!
Girls Write Now: Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female Voices (Tin House) can be preordered now, so why wait? Just visit Books Are Magic. The book showcases the evolution of the female voice, with mentee true stories from the past 20 years. Plus, we are honored to have the following authors contribute: Roxane Gay, Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, and Nicola Yoon. And Kirkus gave it a rave review:
It offers a brave and timely portrait of life as a teenage girl in the United States over the past twenty years. They’re working part-time jobs to make ends meet, deciding to wear a hijab to school, sharing a first kiss, coming out to their parents, confronting violence and bullying, and immigrating to a new country while holding onto their heritage. Through it all, these young writers tackle issues of race, gender, poverty, sex, education, politics, family, and friendship. Together their narratives capture indelible snapshots of the past and lay bare hopes, insecurities, and wisdom for the future.
Hippocampus Press, editors James Chambers, April Grey, and Robert Masterson, and twenty-five authors are thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of an anthology of New York horror stories to raise funds for the non-profit writing organization, Girls Write Now. A New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire State presents twenty-four tales of darkness and fear by New York authors and set in New York City and state.
100% of proceeds support Girls Write Now, and better yet, your purchase will be generously matched by the Aeroflex Foundation, up to $5,000! Pick up your copy at Hippocampus Press!
Nevertheless We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage is a powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, Girls Write Now mentee alumna Jadaida Glover and more, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity — but persisted.
Rally the women in your life for a year of activism, unity, and sisterhood. Check out the calendar, The Future Is Female, an inspirational call to action, pairing empowering quotes from feminist icons with bold illustrations that celebrate the diverse, fearless faces of feminism: women with afros, women with tattoos, women who wear headscarves, women who #resist. Includes a poster and 12 illustrated postcards to spread the word — invite a friend to a protest, or urge your representatives to support women’s rights.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Girls Write Now, and for a limited time, Girls Write Now community members can use code FUTUREISFEMALE19 to get 20% off the calendar (promo expires August 31, 2018). Get ready for 2019 by buying this beautiful calendar now at Page a Day.