Your Skirt’s Too Short

Emily Maguire

After many waves of feminism, where are we? Are young women really either sluts or helpless dolls? Your Skirt’s Too Short seeks to enable young women and men to understand the history of gender politics and what lies ahead of them.

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. While riding the bus home from school, she was shot in the head at point-blank range and few expected her to survive. Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley to the halls of the United Nations.

We Are the Rebels

Clare Wright

How would the oft-told stories about Eureka have been different if women had been included? Clare Wright interrogates this omission and brings women to the forefront in her powerful history book for young adults.


Fiona Wood

During a semester in the wilderness, 16-year-old Sib expects the tough outdoor education program and the horrors of dorm life, but friendship drama and love that gets complicated? That will take some navigating.


Lindy West

Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can’t be funny. Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible, writer and humourist Lindy West quickly discovered she was anything but.

No to Feminism

Rebecca Shaw

Feminism. It’s the scourge of modern society, ripping across the planet and leaving death and destruction in its wake. You don’t need it: Twitter knows best.

Not Just Lucky

Jamila Rizvi

Australian women are suffering from a crisis of confidence about work. Accustomed to being overlooked and undervalued, even when women do get to the top, they explain their success away as ‘luck’. But it’s not. Not Just Lucky exposes the structural and cultural disadvantages that rob women of their confidence.

I Call Myself a Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty

ed. Victoria Pepe et al

Is feminism still a dirty word? Is feminism still thought of as anti-men rather than pro-human? Twenty-five of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women explore what being a feminist means to them.

An Isolated Incident

Emily Maguire

When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned. Unwillingly thrust into the eye of the storm is Bella’s beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub. Chris is plunged into despair and searches for answers, reasons, explanation – anything – that could make sense of Bella’s death. But as the days tick by with no arrest, Chris’s suspicion of those around her grows.

Yassmin’s Story

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was not only the only woman but a Muslim with a Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background. This is the story of how she got there, where she’s going, and how she wants the world to change.

No Way! Okay, Fine.

Brodie Lancaster

From a small town in regional Australia to New York City and back again, Brodie has spent her life searching for bodies like hers, girls who loved each other, and women who didn’t follow the unspoken instructions to shrink or hide that they’ve received since birth.

One True Thing

Nicole Hayes

When is a secret not a secret? When your whole life is public. Frankie is used to being a politician’s daughter, but with her mum now running for Premier, life’s a whole lot crazier than usual.

Angel De La Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery

M. Evelina Galang

Angel has just lost her father, and her mother’s grief means that she might as well be gone too. She’s got a sister and a grandmother to look out for, and a burgeoning consciousness of the unfairness in the world, her family, her community, and her country.

Fight Like a Girl

Clementine Ford

Fight Like a Girl exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women. It is a call to arms for women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat.

Take Three Girls

Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood & Simmone Howell

Ady, Kate and Clem are as different as could be. But they’re all targeted by PSST, a toxic website that deals in gossip and lies. St Hilda’s antidote to the cyber-bullying? The Year 10 Wellness program. Nice try – but sometimes all it takes is three girls.

What’s a Girl Gotta Do?

Holly Bourne

How to start a feminist revolution: 1. Call out anything that’s unfair on one gender, 2. Don’t call out the same thing twice (so you can sleep and breathe), 3. Always try to keep it funny, 4. Don’t let anything slide. Even when you start to break… Lottie’s determined to change the world with her #Vagilante vlog. Shame the trolls have other ideas…

We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

What does ‘feminism’ mean today?

In this personal, eloquently argued essay, which is adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.