The Young Feminist is a monthly bookclub open to all genders interested in reading and discussing literature that promotes equity in a casual, welcoming environment, with a suggested participation age of 11–17.


Hosted by RIO OBENAUF: an eighth-grader at Metro Middle School in Columbus, Ohio, who loves reading, dancing, animals, family, and friends.

February 20, 2020, 6-7pm: This month's pick is 
  Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

ABOUT: Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy's pregnancy, Sebastian's coming out, the cute boys, her father's meth habit, and the food she craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity.

"Meet Quintero’s 'fat girl' Gabi, eating and starving and fighting and writing her way through the crushing pressures of high school boy desire, religious approval and Mexican cultural taboos. I cannot think of any book today for young adults as voracious, bold, truthful and timely." 
—Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate  

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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces



January 2020: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
On The Come Up

December 2019: No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
No One is Too Small to Make a Difference

November 2019: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
 I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

October 2019: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
With the Fire on High

September 2019: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieDear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions