Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution (Paperback)

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution By KaeLyn Rich, Giulia Sagramola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By KaeLyn Rich, Giulia Sagramola (Illustrator)


An activism handbook for teen girls ready to fight for change, social justice, and equality.

Take on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice, and resistance. With in-depth guides to everything from picking a cause, planning a protest, and raising money to running dispute-free meetings, promoting awareness on social media, and being an effective ally, Girls Resist! will show you how to go from “mad as heck about the way the world is going” to “effective leader who gets stuff done.” Veteran feminist organizer KaeLyn Rich shares tons of expertise that’ll inspire you as much as it teaches you the ropes. Plus, quotes and tips from fellow teen girl activists show how they stood up for change in their communities. Grab this handbook to crush inequality, start a revolution, and resist!

About the Author

KaeLyn Rich is a staff writer for the popular queer women's website A queer feminist, direct action organizer, nonprofit leader, and sexuality educator, she is the Assistant Advocacy Director of the ACLU of New York, the former community affairs coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York. She lives with her spouse, their new baby, and a house full of furkids.

Praise For…

Selected for the 2019 Amelia Bloomer list
Named one of the Wall Street Journal's picks for teen activism.

“If I had a time machine, I would go back in time and give myself this book.”—Jenn Northington, Book Riot 

“A must read for every teen activist.”—Common Sense Media 

“An inspiring and practical handbook for meaningful resistance...This pertinent and bold guide—featuring Sagramola’s warm illustrations rendered in blue and orange tones—is likely to become a go-to resource for young activists.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“Immensely valuable.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

“[An] essential guide to teen girl activism.”—Autostraddle

“Rich shares a wealth of expertise that inspires as much as it teaches.”Observer 

“Incredibly detailed and extensive but fun and easy to read...This is a superb book for strong, bold young ladies who want to make a difference in the world.”—Creators Syndicate

“This is a book for girls who have the fire and determination to start...a revolution, no matter how small or big it may be.”—Fangirlish 

“Practical, highly detailed...A must-read for every teen activist.”—Red Tricycle 

“Rousing and truthful…Rich is real with readers in a way that’s refreshing…A smart tool to fight inequity.”—Booklist 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683690597
ISBN-10: 1683690591
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: August 7th, 2018
Pages: 240
Language: English