“A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance” by Emma Gray is the antidote to women’s rights fights in Washington D.C. – and closer to home, in Georgia – aimed at young women ages 14 and up. Gray, the executive women’s editor for HuffPost, includes quotes and advice from political activists, march organizers and politicians who encourage sustainable action for women’s rights.
In the chapter on women’s voices, Gray quotes well-known women, such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and those new to the Resistance, such as high school student Deja Foxx.
As Sen. Warren said: “If not you, then who? If not now, then when? We need more women to speak up and make their voices heard. Young women have valuable experiences and perspectives. We need you in this fight.”
Chapter 7: A Tech Savvy Guide to Staying Accountable is the most relevant information for this tech-driven audience. Always on your phone? Text ResistBot for ways to contact representatives at the touch of a screen. Gray lines up apps, platforms and text messages to direct activism.
From the reasons why a woman’s vote matters to the ways in which we benefit, A Girl’s Guide is a book every young voter needs on her shelf – whether digital or handheld.
Emma Gray will appear at The Book Festival 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7.