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
View the book on the Columbus Metro Public Library site: https://cml.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1941725105
View the book on the HQ website: twodollarradiohq.com/gabi-a-girl-in-pieces
View the Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/174731953902195
PAST PICKS FOR THE YOUNG FEMINIST BOOKCLUB,
CURATED BY RIO OBENAUF
January 2020: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
December 2019: No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
November 2019: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
October 2019: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
September 2019: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie