Book Banning and the Fight for Historical Literacy

2022 has been an intense year for classroom censorship. From laws striking down the 1619 Project to Maus’s removal from classrooms in Tennessee, conservative governments across the country have made numerous attempts to control what students can and cannot learn about history, culture, and the world. For this article, let’s get acquainted with some of […]

Pride Month Reading Recommendations

June’s almost here, so Happy Pride, and for that matter, Happy Summer Break (or almost Summer Break)! With the new (or soon-to-be) surge in spare time, MEDIAGIRLS has a few reading recommendations of wonderful, colorful LGBTQIA+ Young Adult novels. Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (she/her) Let’s start with a relatively recent release with a […]

What Ling Ma’s “Severance” tells us about being a young person in a pandemic

On World Book Day, MEDIAGIRLS Editorial Intern Melody Tuan explores what Ling Ma’s book Severance can tell us about being a young person in a pandemic. (Contains minor spoilers.)  Candance Chen is a young New Yorker clinging onto all sense of routine in the face of a global pandemic. Sounds familiar, right? Except, Candace isn’t one […]

10 summer must-reads for middle-school girls

by Clare Reynders, MEDIAGIRLS editorial volunteer   “Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.” — Louisa May Alcott ​No matter how we spend our summers, there’s always one thing every girl has in common: summer reading. Almost every school encourages students to read over the summer, and even […]