Women in Society Reviews

Objectification of Women in the Media: ISBN 978-1-68282-543-3 / eBook: 978-1-68282-544-0
Violence Against Women: ISBN 978-1-68282-545-7 / eBook: 978-1-68282-546-4
Women and Feminism Today: ISBN 978-1-68282-547-1 / eBook: 978-1-68282-548-8
Women and Sports: ISBN 978-1-68282-549-5 / eBook: 978-1-68282-550-1
Women and the Family: ISBN 978-1-68282-551-8 / eBook: 978-1-68282-552-5
Women in the Workplace: ISBN 978-1-68282-553-2 / eBook: 978-1-68282-554-9
School Library Journal, Starred Review, May 1, 2019

Gr 8 Up—For all the positive strides that women have made in American society, there is still significant work to be done. The portrayal of women in the media, the evolution of feminism, and the changing face of the American family are thoroughly explored. The continuing struggle for representation in the sports field, as well as harassment, victimization, violence, and the recent #TimesUp and #MeToo movements are covered. Intersectionality and the experiences of women of color are frequently addressed. As many of the books’ concerns are global issues, the UN’s efforts to foster awareness are discussed. Men and fatherhood factor into the discourse, adding an impressive thoroughness. VERDICT This current, honest look at female achievement and changing social norms is a necessary resource for YA audiences.