Fiction That Made Me a Feminist

A chronology of books from childhood to the present.

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I’ve been a bookworm since I can remember. But whether I was naturally attracted to novels that reflected my latent feminism, or the books I happened to read helped shape the values I have today, here is a chronology of the books—from Eloise to Jane Eyre—that have inspired my strong sense of girl power.

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About Alexandra Gekas

Alexandra Gekas

ALEXANDRA GEKAS is a New York City-based editor, writer and book worm. In college, her dad told her to major in whatever she was passionate about, so she picked English literature, which led her to her career in journalism. So, really has the library to thank for it all.

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