Feminism From A to Z
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Dive into Feminism From A to Z for an accessible primer on history, current events, and essential issues through the lens of feminist theory and perspective. Not only will you learn something about yourself, your community, your people, and your world, you will discover kick-ass call-to-action suggestions and resources to take your feminism to a higher level!
A book for all teens — no matter what gender you are — about feminism: what it is, what it means, and how to do it...from A to Z.
Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, is a professor of psychology and women's studies at Sacramento City College. Gayle is the author of This Day In June and When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community.
Laura Huliska Beith is a free-lance illustrator living in Kansas City, MO with her husband and three dogs.
She is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and has illustrated many children's books including The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and Little Red Hot by Eric Kimmel. Her illustrations have been shown at the Society of Illustrators Children's Book Show in NY, and Chemers Gallery in Tustin, CA.
Her work has also led to several community art projects, murals, children's art workshops, and presentations at elementary schools.
Visit her website for more information.
- Gold Medal winner in the 2018 IPPY Awards!
Exceptionally "reader friendly" in organization and presentation, making it an ideal and highly recommended addition to high school, community, and academic library Feminism & Women's Studies collections.
—Midwest Book Review
This is a must-read book for any young person who wants to learn about feminism, take action to educate themselves, and be the best feminist they can be. This should be required reading in our schools. It makes history interesting and gives us hope for our future in these especially troubling times.
—Kids' Book Buzz
Pitman does an excellent job of making complex topics understandable and relatable while providing tips on actions people can take to bring more equality to the world. A great purchase for both public and high school libraries.
—School Library Journal Starred Review
The author, Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, a professor of psychology and women's studies at Sacramento City College, offers fascinating ways to frame subjects that one might not normally associate with feminism, including knitting and Easy Bake Ovens. Many of the other concepts highlight key aspects of feminism including awareness about violence against women and discussion of concepts like intersectionality and conformity. This book could be particularly valuable to program officers and grantees looking for gender equality content to blend into a curriculum of empowerment for all young people. Boys as well as girls would benefit from exploring the concepts introduced in the book, and carrying out the creative and mind-expanding exercises.