The 2021 Rise: A Feminist Book Project committee selected the following titles, listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name, as our Top Ten.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Consent (For Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of You by Rachel Brian
Say Her Name by Zetta Elliott
The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Daniel Minter
Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh
It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad
Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Ritu Weds Chandni by Ameya Narvankar, illustrated by Ameya Narvankar
Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Members of the 2021 Rise: A Feminist Book Project committee are: Melissa Nemitz (co-chair), Mercer County Library System, NJ; Silvia Lin Hanick (co-chair), LaGuardia Community College (CUNY), NY; Ally Watkins, First Regional Library, MS; Ariana Hussain, The Blake School, MN; Sara Saxton, Wasilla Public Library (AK); Jean-Louise Zancanella, College of Western Idaho, ID; Mallory Caise, Lisle Library District, IL; April Moyo, Central Piedmont Community College, NC; Allison Staley, Lake Oswego Public Library, OR and Vicki Pietrus, Naperville North High School, IL.