Isn’t it beautiful?!!
I seriously could not be happier and more proud of this cover. It perfectly expresses the powerful tone of the book. I get teary every time I read the flap copy:
“This book, this act of resistance, says our stories matter. Our lives matter. Our voices will not be silenced.”
In a collection that covers a wide breadth of topics, twenty-one YA authors share deeply personal thoughts and experiences about growing up female in America. These essays explore themes ranging from the intersection of race and gender to women and weight, from first sexual experiences to the devastation of rape culture, from the unique facets of being first- or second-generation American to the role of faith in our culture, and everything in between.
Ultimately, it’s a message of hope and empowerment from women who have built their lives around the idea that words matter. Voices matter. It’s time to use ours.
And do you see the names of all the incredible authors in the anthology?
Martha Brockenbrough, Jaye Robin Brown, Sona Charaipotra, Brandy Colbert, Somaiya Daud, Christine Day, Alexandra Duncan, I.W. Gregorio, Maurene Goo, Ellen Hopkins, Stephanie Kuehnert, Nina LaCour, Anna-Marie McLemore, Sandhya Menon, Hannah Moskowitz, Julie Murphy, Aisha Saeed, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Amber Smith, and Tracy Walker.
I am so excited for you read these amazing women’s stories….sometime in Summer 2018. I wish you could read the book right now, but alas, publishing moves SO SLOW.
(Until then, if you’re in the mood for a story about kick-ass girls joining together to fight rape culture, might I recommend pre-ordering my new YA novel, THE NOWHERE GIRLS, which releases October 10).