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Screen Queens

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teen girls overcome sexism in must-read Silicon Valley tale.

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Lori Goldstein's inspiring coming-of-age tale about girls overcoming sexism and bullying in Silicon Valley is a must-read for teens. Each chapter begins by defining a term related to startups and provides a great introduction to the tech industry. Goldstein also includes stats about the lack of women, especially women of color, in STEM fields as well as examples of sexism in the workplace, making readers root even more for Lucy, Maddie, and Delia to succeed. Although their personalities clash at the beginning, teens will love the strong, supportive friendships that these smart, ambitious, and talented girls form over the course of the competition. As Lucy, Maddie, and Delia face the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry and develop an app meant to empower and encourage girls to pursue STEM careers, readers will see that Screen Queens is a story of teamwork, perseverance, and courage.

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