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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Books From The Backlog - Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets

This is a fun meme for sharing your TBR pile! There used to be another meme about neglected TBR books, known as Dusty Reads. That meme died and then this one popped up. I'm delighted to participate and I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books. Join the fun and share a neglected book from your shelf.

The neglected book ~

This collection of sci-fi stories features brainy young heroines who use their smarts to save the day. Girls who fix robots and construct superhero suits, hack interstellar corporations and build virtual reality platforms. Who experiment with alien chemicals and tinker with time machines. Who defy expectations and tap into their know-how—in the depths of space, or the bounds of dystopia, or the not-too-distant future—to solve despicable crimes, talk to extraterrestrials, and take down powerful villains.

All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let’s show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.


Martin Berman-Gorvine, Paige Daniels, George Ebey, Mary Fan, Kimberly G. Giarratano, Valerie Hunter, Evangeline Jennings, Stephen Kozeniewski, Jason Kucharik, Kate Lansing, Tash McAdam, Kate Moretti, Ursula Osborne, Josh Pritchett, Aimie K. Runyan, Davien Thomas, Lisa Toohey, and Leandra Wallace

With a foreword by Lara Hogan, Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy and author of Designing for Performance

Featuring artwork by Hazel Butler, Ken Dawson, Adrian DeFuria, Evelinn Enoksen, Mary Fan, Christopher Godsoe, Kayla Keeton, Jason Kucharik, Jennifer L. Lopez, Tash McAdam, and Josh Pritchett. 

Why did I add this to my shelf?

As a woman and a teacher, I am all for encouraging girls and women to expand their possibilities and do whatever they want. No field of study or work should be unattainable solely due to your gender. Plus, I really liked the cover. :D


  1. I do love the girl power books in the science fields. Great pick!

  2. Great stories to empower girls! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. I couldn't agree with you more. Girls can do anything! This sounds like a fun book of stories and I am in love with that cover!

  4. What a great choice and love the cover!

  5. What a neat looking book. I'm not a huge sci-fi fan, but this one sounds appealing and the cover is great. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This looks good and really fun!

  7. Oh, yes! This sounds so good! Definitely one to add to my wish list and share with my daughter.

  8. What a great collection of stories, I will have to get this one for my daughter.


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