Baumgardner, Jennifer and Amy Richards, Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005).

Brown, Ruth Nicole, Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013).

hooks, bell, Teaching To Transgress (New York: Routledge, 1994).

Lloyd, Rachel, Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself (New York: Harper, 2011)

Martin, Courtney. Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists (Boston, MA: Beacon, 2010).

Morega, Cherríe and Gloria Anzaldúa, eds., (4 th ed), This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014)

Smith, Joanne, Meghan Huppuch and Mandy Van Deven, Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets (New York: The Feminist Press, 2011).

Solnit, Rebecca. Hope in the Dark: Untold Stories, Wild Possibilities (New York: Nation Books, 2005.

Taft, Jessica, Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas (New York: New York University Press, 2011).

Trigg, Mary, ed., Leading the Way: Young Women’s Activism for Social Change (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010).

For girls and young women

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, We Should All Be Feminists (Norwell, MA: Anchor, 2015).

Darms, Lisa, The Riot Grrrl Collection (New York: The Feminist Press, 2013).

Findlen, Barabara, Listen Up: Voices From the Next Feminist Generation (New York: Seal Press, 2001).

Hernandez, Daisy and Bushra Rehman, Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism (New York: Seal Press, 2002).

hooks, bell, Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (Brooklyn, NY: South End Press, 2000).

Karnes, Frances A. and Kristen R. Stephens, Empowered Girls: A Girls’ Guide to Positive Activism, Volunteering, and Philanthropy (Waco, TX: Prufrock Press, 2005).

Martin, Courtney and Courtney Sullivan, Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists (New York: Seal Press, 2010).

Zeilinger, Julie, A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word (New York: Seal Press, 2012).

For younger girls

Chin-Lee, Cynthia, Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World (Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2008).

Nagara, Innosanto, A is for Activist (New York: Triangle Square, 2013).

Schatz, Kate, Rad American Women A-Z (San Fransciso, CA: City Lights Publishers, 2015).

Documentary Films and Film Organizations

The Education of Shelby Knox

Feminist: Stories From Women’s Liberation

Girls Rock!

Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC

Makers: Women Who Make America

Miss Representation

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

Very Young Girls

Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines

There are so many more…

Media Education Foundation:

Women Make Movies: The Feminist Initiative:

Woman’s Work: Feminist Documentaries:

Curricula, Resources, and Toolkits

Adams, Maurianne and Lee Anne Bell, eds., Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (New York: Routledge, 2013).

Advocates for Youth, Youth Advocates Toolkit,

Brown, Lyn Mikel and Mary Madden. 2009. From Adversaries to Allies: A Curriculum For Change. Hardy

Girls Healthy Women, Waterville, ME.

Brown, Lyn Mikel and Amy Castro Baker. 2012. SPARKing Change, Encouraging Activism.  Spark

Movement, New York, NY.

Dupont, Jackie and Lyn Mikel Brown. 2012. Stronger Together: A Strength-Based Elementary Curriculum

for Girls. Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Waterville, ME.

Lesko, Wendy Schaetzel. 2013. Catalyst! Successful Strategies to Empower Young Advocates; Maximum Youth Involvement! The Complete Gameplan for Community Action; Knock-Your- Socks-Off: Training Teens To Be Successful Activists! Youth Activism Project

SchoolGirls Unite, Activist Gameplan: Put Your Passion Into Action; Girls Gone Activist!: Les Filles

Deviennent Des Activistes.:

Maine Youth Action Network:

Blogs and Sites That Educate and Empower


The Crunk Feminist Collective:

Everyday Feminism:

Feminist Frequency:



Finally Feminism 101:

The Freechild Project

Guerrilla Girls:

Ms. Magazine Blog:


Shaping Youth:

Sociological Images:

Women, Action & the Media:

Women’s Media Center:

For and by girls and young women


The FBomb:

F To The Third Power:

New Moon Girls:

Powered By Girl:



Spark Movement:

Teen Voices:

Some Transformative Girl-Serving Orgs


Girls For A Change:

Girls for Gender Equity:

Girls Leadership Institute:

Girls Rock Camp Alliance:

Hardy Girls Healthy Women:

The Line Campaign:


Project Girl:

School Girls Unite:

Spark Movement:

viBe Theater Experience:

Classroom Resources

Education for Liberation Network:

Facing History and Ourselves:

Feminist Teacher:

Making Caring Common:

Rethinking Schools:

Teaching Tolerance:

Teaching for Change:

Zinn Education Project, Teaching a People’s History:

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