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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
80 pages; Knopf
Raising a next-generation feminist is no small job, but Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie approaches the task with tenderness in her forthright advice to a friend, Dear Ijeawele. Adichie envisions ways mothers can nurture strong girls, from rejecting traditional gender roles ("the knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina") to leading by example (by simply being "a full person"). Dear Ijeawele is a volume as fierce and illuminating as bringing up a confident daughter, both with love at their core.
— Jordan Sebastian Bonner