ARC Review: This Book is Feminist by Jamia Wilson

This Book Is Feminist: An Intersectional Primer for Feminists in Training

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I really enjoyed and learned a lot from This Book is Anti-Racist, so I was excited to request this one. One thing I’ve thought about a lot as I’ve learned more about the history of feminism and intersectional feminism is how I can guide my (white, blonde, male-presenting) 7-year-old through their discovery of feminism. They recently discovered the existence of sexism (in a bedtime story of all things) and were horrified. I snapped this book up when I saw it because I knew that in order to guide them, I need to know as much as possible.

I learned a LOT in this book. There’s so much history and insight into how different groups experience the world and feminism, and I found my own views challenged as I pondered the many exercises and questions at the end of each chapter.

I loved the myriad of quotes from feminist leaders that began each chapter, and found them to be thought-provoking and challenging. The art and layout of the book were bright and engaging and drew me in to the well-written, thoughtful, and highly informative content.

I would recommend this to anyone curious about feminism, and though it is aimed at young people I find that it is a good intro to people of any age. I came away with a lot of knowledge I didn’t have before, as well as a determination to put these ideas into practice in my own life.

*Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for providing an e-arc for review.

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