Friday Fast Picks: July 17 is International Day of Justice.

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
#Not Your Princess presents stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping that are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change.

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone

Stone examines barriers to education in depth–early child marriage and childbearing, slavery, sexual trafficking, gender discrimination, and poverty–and shows how removing these barriers means not only a better life for girls, but safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities.
A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity–but persisted.
A journalistic look at the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and the fight for gun control–as told by the student reporters for the school’s newspaper and TV station.
Sandra Uwiringyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, tells the incredible true story of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism.
Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice compiled by Gail Bush and Randy Meyer
This anthology includes over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice in American society.
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation edited by Tim Federle and Maureen Johnson
Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they’re bound to inherit. They’re ready to stand up and be heard. How I Resist is a way to start the conversation.
Imaginary Borders by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
In this personal, moving essay, environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his art and his activism to show that climate change is a human issue that can’t be ignored

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