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Teen Mendocino County Reads Event
May 21, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mendocino County Reads
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 2 pm
What’s it like to be an indigenous woman or girl today?
Fifty artists and writers share their thoughts in #NotYourPrincess, with poems, short essays, photography, and illustrations.
Teens can get a free copy of the book at the library then join the book discussion at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st.
Mendocino County Reads is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
About the book:
“Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.”– Provided by publisher.