Books by Theme: Reading for the Resistance, inspired by #WomensMarch

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The #WomensMarch was amazing!  I was in Memphis and I was so overwhelmed and proud to see women and men of all ethnicities, religions, nationalities, languages, disability statuses, and classes come together to fight against T/rump's administration.  So, in honor of feminism and intersectionality, a list of books to get your blood pumping!  #WeNeedDiverseBooks and #OwnVoices lead the way! This is just a short list and not inclusive of every identity, so post your favorites in the comments and look out for additional lists!  

Here We Are edited by Kelly Jensen 

A scrapbook of stories, essays, poems, and more by authors, celebrities, and other feminist icons, explaining the true meaning of feminism for teens. An intersectional guide to empowering women of all kinds.

Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley

A diverse group of teen girls take to the streets in this video game-esque monster-bashing science fiction thriller.  Written by a black woman.  What better inspiration to get out there and kick some establishment ass? 

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

A genetically engineered young woman who was supposed to be exterminated infiltrates the anti-poor, anti-science establishment and explodes it from the inside. Sensing any parallels here? Written by a white female author. 


A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz

Four friends, including one badass girl, navigate the underground sex trade in their devastated post-apocalyptic fairy city and fight against the troll ruling class.  Fight the power!  LGBT characters written by a Jewish LGBT woman.

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Cinderella gets a steampunk upgrade with a young white girl subverting the patriarchy to make a name for herself as an inventor, and finding her own happy ending.  A feminist fairy tale written by a white woman.


Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

A girl and boy in a world inspired by the Middle East and Ancient Rome are on different sides of a war--one from a conquered people, fighting back, one from the ruling class, dissenting from within.  Written by a Middle Eastern Asian woman.

What books would you add? What books are your feminism? What books inspire you to fight?  


  1. Brilliant idea! The images from marches all over the world are so inspiring and we need to keep this confidence and self-belief going.
    I love reading global literature and would like to add The Book Of Memory by Petina Gappah, a black Zimbabwean woman, to your list and The First Wife by Paulina Chiziane, a black Mozambican woman and the first published female novelist in her country.

    Stephanie Jane @ Literary Flits

    1. Thank you! This is just why I wanted to do this post. Well, in part. To get amazing recs for books I wouldn't know about otherwise!