Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America

From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America. This collection of twenty-one essays from major YA authors?including award-winning and bestselling writers?touches on a powerful range of topics related t From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology...

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Title:Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America
Author:Amy Reed
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America Reviews

  • dearlittledeer
    Aug 05, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

  • Ashley
    Jan 01, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...

  • Kelly
    Jul 25, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

  • Alicia
    Aug 30, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...

    OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES is an anthology of 21 female young adult authors? essays about their struggles, journeys and activism. Written soon after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, this poignant collection features diverse and influential writers within the genre. Authors including ...

    I received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages. Feminist books are so for me. They?re important, always relevant, and educational. Equality is so important. I find that reading feminist books, p...

    Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America is an anthology of essays collected and edited by Amy Reed and written by some of the most popular Young Adult writers around. The theme of this anthology is to explore the di...

    I loved hearing from my dear YA authors, many of whose books I?ve read. Props to Maurene Goo for speaking out and talking about the Korean word ?Han,? and what it means to live with such ?unavenged injustice,? and for Ilene Gregorio, who battles the model minority myth. I?...

    4.5 Stars Written in response to the 2016 election, these authors share their personal experiences, fears, and ways they continue to find strength and hope. Brandy Colbert?s powerful essay delves into our nation?s shameful history of racism that still permeates society and explor...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of essay from several female YA authors. Each discusses their own experiences with being a woman, feminism, and the challenges of sexuality as it relates to their gender. Several of the essays w...

    More essays, more short stories to choose from to represent and begin to see oneself in literature and for this go-round, YA authors are writing about their own experiences as stories/voices to capture about being political, feminist, an ally, and/or empowering to other women. The ...

  • Shauna Yusko
    Aug 10, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

  • Liz Overberg
    Feb 20, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

  • Lili Kim
    Sep 15, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...

    OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES is an anthology of 21 female young adult authors? essays about their struggles, journeys and activism. Written soon after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, this poignant collection features diverse and influential writers within the genre. Authors including ...

    I received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages. Feminist books are so for me. They?re important, always relevant, and educational. Equality is so important. I find that reading feminist books, p...

    Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America is an anthology of essays collected and edited by Amy Reed and written by some of the most popular Young Adult writers around. The theme of this anthology is to explore the di...

    I loved hearing from my dear YA authors, many of whose books I?ve read. Props to Maurene Goo for speaking out and talking about the Korean word ?Han,? and what it means to live with such ?unavenged injustice,? and for Ilene Gregorio, who battles the model minority myth. I?...

  • Brandi
    Nov 04, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...

    OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES is an anthology of 21 female young adult authors? essays about their struggles, journeys and activism. Written soon after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, this poignant collection features diverse and influential writers within the genre. Authors including ...

    I received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages. Feminist books are so for me. They?re important, always relevant, and educational. Equality is so important. I find that reading feminist books, p...

    Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America is an anthology of essays collected and edited by Amy Reed and written by some of the most popular Young Adult writers around. The theme of this anthology is to explore the di...

    I loved hearing from my dear YA authors, many of whose books I?ve read. Props to Maurene Goo for speaking out and talking about the Korean word ?Han,? and what it means to live with such ?unavenged injustice,? and for Ilene Gregorio, who battles the model minority myth. I?...

    4.5 Stars Written in response to the 2016 election, these authors share their personal experiences, fears, and ways they continue to find strength and hope. Brandy Colbert?s powerful essay delves into our nation?s shameful history of racism that still permeates society and explor...

  • Monet
    Oct 17, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...

    OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES is an anthology of 21 female young adult authors? essays about their struggles, journeys and activism. Written soon after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, this poignant collection features diverse and influential writers within the genre. Authors including ...

    I received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages. Feminist books are so for me. They?re important, always relevant, and educational. Equality is so important. I find that reading feminist books, p...

    Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America is an anthology of essays collected and edited by Amy Reed and written by some of the most popular Young Adult writers around. The theme of this anthology is to explore the di...

    I loved hearing from my dear YA authors, many of whose books I?ve read. Props to Maurene Goo for speaking out and talking about the Korean word ?Han,? and what it means to live with such ?unavenged injustice,? and for Ilene Gregorio, who battles the model minority myth. I?...

    4.5 Stars Written in response to the 2016 election, these authors share their personal experiences, fears, and ways they continue to find strength and hope. Brandy Colbert?s powerful essay delves into our nation?s shameful history of racism that still permeates society and explor...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of essay from several female YA authors. Each discusses their own experiences with being a woman, feminism, and the challenges of sexuality as it relates to their gender. Several of the essays w...

    More essays, more short stories to choose from to represent and begin to see oneself in literature and for this go-round, YA authors are writing about their own experiences as stories/voices to capture about being political, feminist, an ally, and/or empowering to other women. The ...

    I stared reding these essays in the anthology this summer when my daughter had the book. I finally ordered it on Overdrive and tried to digest the range of tough topics young adult writers shared about many issues. The real and honest stories abut being a female were difficult to read,...

    A great collection of essays from a very diverse group of women on growing up female in America. I felt so inspired while reading their work and I grasped a great deal of knowledge on the importance of my voice and how to use it. ...

  • Eileen
    Oct 29, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...

    OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES is an anthology of 21 female young adult authors? essays about their struggles, journeys and activism. Written soon after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, this poignant collection features diverse and influential writers within the genre. Authors including ...

    I received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages. Feminist books are so for me. They?re important, always relevant, and educational. Equality is so important. I find that reading feminist books, p...

    Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America is an anthology of essays collected and edited by Amy Reed and written by some of the most popular Young Adult writers around. The theme of this anthology is to explore the di...

    I loved hearing from my dear YA authors, many of whose books I?ve read. Props to Maurene Goo for speaking out and talking about the Korean word ?Han,? and what it means to live with such ?unavenged injustice,? and for Ilene Gregorio, who battles the model minority myth. I?...

    4.5 Stars Written in response to the 2016 election, these authors share their personal experiences, fears, and ways they continue to find strength and hope. Brandy Colbert?s powerful essay delves into our nation?s shameful history of racism that still permeates society and explor...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of essay from several female YA authors. Each discusses their own experiences with being a woman, feminism, and the challenges of sexuality as it relates to their gender. Several of the essays w...

    More essays, more short stories to choose from to represent and begin to see oneself in literature and for this go-round, YA authors are writing about their own experiences as stories/voices to capture about being political, feminist, an ally, and/or empowering to other women. The ...

    I stared reding these essays in the anthology this summer when my daughter had the book. I finally ordered it on Overdrive and tried to digest the range of tough topics young adult writers shared about many issues. The real and honest stories abut being a female were difficult to read,...

  • Grace (gracefulreads)
    Aug 06, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

  • Sarah
    Jul 31, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...

    OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES is an anthology of 21 female young adult authors? essays about their struggles, journeys and activism. Written soon after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, this poignant collection features diverse and influential writers within the genre. Authors including ...

    I received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages. Feminist books are so for me. They?re important, always relevant, and educational. Equality is so important. I find that reading feminist books, p...

    Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America is an anthology of essays collected and edited by Amy Reed and written by some of the most popular Young Adult writers around. The theme of this anthology is to explore the di...

    I loved hearing from my dear YA authors, many of whose books I?ve read. Props to Maurene Goo for speaking out and talking about the Korean word ?Han,? and what it means to live with such ?unavenged injustice,? and for Ilene Gregorio, who battles the model minority myth. I?...

    4.5 Stars Written in response to the 2016 election, these authors share their personal experiences, fears, and ways they continue to find strength and hope. Brandy Colbert?s powerful essay delves into our nation?s shameful history of racism that still permeates society and explor...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of essay from several female YA authors. Each discusses their own experiences with being a woman, feminism, and the challenges of sexuality as it relates to their gender. Several of the essays w...

  • Alison Morquecho
    Oct 12, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Jul 31, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

  • Savannah
    Sep 16, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

  • Caitlin
    Sep 04, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...

    OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES is an anthology of 21 female young adult authors? essays about their struggles, journeys and activism. Written soon after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, this poignant collection features diverse and influential writers within the genre. Authors including ...

    I received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages. Feminist books are so for me. They?re important, always relevant, and educational. Equality is so important. I find that reading feminist books, p...

  • V.W.
    Dec 07, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Aug 05, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

  • Ha
    Aug 19, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    Dec 07, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

  • Leila Jaafari
    Sep 11, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

  • ellie
    Sep 29, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

  • Mrs. Europaea
    Aug 01, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Aug 15, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...

    OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES is an anthology of 21 female young adult authors? essays about their struggles, journeys and activism. Written soon after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, this poignant collection features diverse and influential writers within the genre. Authors including ...

  • may ➹
    Dec 30, 2017

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

  • belle jane
    Sep 22, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

  • Ben Truong
    Sep 14, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

    While I didn't find all the stories to be perfect, this is such a cohesive collection and I cannot wait to introduce it to everyone. ...

    OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES is an anthology of 21 female young adult authors? essays about their struggles, journeys and activism. Written soon after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, this poignant collection features diverse and influential writers within the genre. Authors including ...

    I received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages. Feminist books are so for me. They?re important, always relevant, and educational. Equality is so important. I find that reading feminist books, p...

    Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America is an anthology of essays collected and edited by Amy Reed and written by some of the most popular Young Adult writers around. The theme of this anthology is to explore the di...

  • Alyssa
    Apr 16, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

    A powerfully moving, well written anthology that deals with difficult subjects and does not shy away from them. ...

  • Hayley
    Aug 03, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...

    Raw. Real. Revolutionary. From the first time Mother who found her radical roots with the birth of her daughter, to the immigrant that claimed her independence that challenged her Indian roots, to the accidental activist that after learning what white privilege was, learned how to ...

    An outstanding collection of essays about feminism, about activism, and about growing up being female in the US. The voices here are authentic, showcasing not only feelings and experiences, but the ways in which these women have chosen activism that works for them. Standouts in this co...

    really good!!! except for Ellen Hopkins' essay. I found that one bad and offensive honestly. but otherwise I really enjoyed it!!!!! ...

    Every essay in this anthology stood alone as an enthralling and thought-provoking personal essay. As a collection of twenty-one stories, there is a little bit of everything and for every reader. It is very telling that every author wanted their story heard, and OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES ...

    Thanks to Riveted I have access to this anthology for 24 hours. Since I can't finish all of the short stories, I will tell you what I read and what I liked. ? = Really Liked. ?? = Loved "Finding my Feminism" by Amy Reed - ? "Fat and Loud" by Julie Murphy "Unexpected ...

    This anthology is an inspiring and harrowing look into what it is like to grow up in the United States over the past few decades. It is so important to not dismiss feelings or opinions and this book provided me with many experiences that I have experienced but even more that I will nev...

    Man this book had me emotional in almost every story. I cried way too much. I enjoyed this book and all these authors And their stories. I?m sooo glad that I read it! ...

    Women talking about what it means to be a woman in America. ...

    These are true stories framed as essays or letters to today?s teen girls from (mostly published) YA authors. A good collection. I think it?s weird to give it a rating since these are very personal stories. ...

    Good essays but I don't think I would reread many of them. I think I liked the one by the previously unpublished writer the best. Many authors focusing on how it felt after Trump was elected got a little repetitive and I feel like makes it more dated. Unsure of how many teens would rea...

    4.5/5 stars My Immigrant American Dream by Sandha Menon I quite enjoyed this piece as I am also a first generation immigrant, I could resonate with the author. I completely agree with her quote "I'd been taught to always respect my elders, to never disagree, to accept what I was t...

    I don't want to give this anthology a rating, because how could I judge these women's truths? Twenty-something women of various ages, races, and experiences write about their stories of being their own particular brand of female in America. Most, but not all, of the writers are publ...

    meh ...

  • Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
    May 01, 2018

    Never dismiss your own perspectives. Never question the validity of life in the margins. This anthology truly lives up to its name: It tells the important and diverse stories of women whose voices have been ignored and smothered but will not take silence anymore. These stories a...

    This anthology is a tough one for me to rate. If I were reviewing it based solely on the nature of the work?this book about intersectional feminism, equality and equity, and fighting back against a society that perpetuates things like treating women and nonbinary people as less than ...

    "Ours are the marginalized voices they refuse to listen to. This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced." This anthology review is going to be a little different than my other ones because it?s nonfiction stories, a...

    Read as part of Riveted Lit's 25 Days of December promotion! I've tried writing a review for this but honestly, I'm very moved by this collection of essays that my thoughts currently aren't processing straight. It was a powerful read and I applaud the authors featured for coming for...

    good intentions but mediocre executions. review to come. (also, mediocre executions is a sick band name) ...

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss. It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a woman in the United States kinda sucks, especially if you?re a woman of color or queer or disabled or otherwise marginalized. It ...