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In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we are sharing a few stories about girls and women written by women that are hitting the bookshelves this month. Happy Reading Reel Lites!
Twelve-year-old Shayla just wants to follow the rules, make it through 7th grade, learn to run track, and have a cute boy fall for her. But now the rules have seemed to changed, and Shay is scared to do the wrong thing (and even more afraid to do the right thing). (March 12, Balzer + Bray)
Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
The explanation that finally lets us know why women experience burnout differently than men is finally here! Burnout provides a simple plan (based on science) to help women minimize stress, so they can prevent burnout and live a life filled with more joy. (March 26, Ballantine Books)
If, Then by Kate Hope Day
Four neighbors in Clearing, Oregon begin to see themselves in parallel realities. Seeing a beautiful coworker in her bed causes Ginny to question the solidity of her marriage. Ginny’s husband, Mark, sees impending devastation and his increasing paranoia threatens his family’s safety. As Samara mourns the recent death of her mother, she sees herself with a healthy and vibrant version of her mother. Cass, a brilliant scholar struggling with new motherhood, sees herself pregnant again. (March 12, Random House)
Seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents have been forced into an internment camp for Muslim Americans, but soon Layla begins her fight for freedom with the help of her friends within the camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected ally. (March 19, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Mi-ja and Young-sook are best friends living on the Korean island of Jeju. When they are old enough, they join the village’s all-female diving collective led by Young-sook’s mother. (March 5, Scribner)
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara
Uncover the life and work of Milicent Patrick, one of the first female animators at Disney and the woman who created one of Hollywood’s classic movie monsters. O’Meara places Patrick in her rightful place within film history while calling out the Hollywood culture that has mostly remained unchanged. (March 5, Hanover Square Press)
A couple keeps their fifteen-year marriage alive by getting away with murder in this Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith debut thriller. (March 26, Berkley Books)
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
In this Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah, 25-year old Jamaican British Queenie Jenkins deals with working at a London newspaper while recovering from a messy break up with her white boyfriend and making one questionable decision after another. (March 19, Orion Publishing)
The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery by Mary Cregan
At 27, Mary Cregan was living in New York and working in book design when she gave birth to her first daughter Anna who dies two days later. The Scar depicts the pain and stigma of clinical depression while offering hope to those who suffer from it. (March 19, W.W. Norton Company)
Mona’s planned time for relaxation is thrown for a loop when her brother’s friends show up unexpectedly, including Abram, the guy she ghosted after one week of dating. While trapped under a mountain of snow, Mona will have to find a way to coexist in the chaos with Abram. (March 11, EverAfter Romance)
The Women’s War by Jenna Glass
When a revolutionary spells gives women the ability to control their own fertility, the consequences rock their patriarchal society. Two women in particular find themselves at the crossroads of change. (March 5, Del Rey Books)
So…who are you reading in celebration of Women’s History Month? Who is your favorite women writer? Let us know in the comments! |RL
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