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The feminist agenda of Jemima Kincaid / Kate Hattemer.

Hattemer, Kate, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library Y HAT (Text) 33500013214986 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y HAT (Text) 33500013214978 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984849120
  • ISBN: 1984849123
  • ISBN: 9781984849137
  • ISBN: 1984849131
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
In her last few weeks at Northern Virginia's elite Chawton School, eighteen-year-old Jemima Kincaid works to up-end its patriarchal traditions and, in the process, finds the freedom she has always sought.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* Jemima Kincaid supports women ferociously—so what if there aren't that many actual girls that she can stand? Chawton, her private school, coeducational now but historically all-male, is filled with traditions that, for Jemima, range from annoying to downright outrageous. But as a member of the elite Senior Triumvirate (she's the nerd pick), she's involved in them whether she wants to be or not. Alongside Gennifer (popular, perfectly groomed, gets things done) and Andy (popular, athletic, universally adored even when he's being annoying), Jemima's responsible for putting together events like the powderpuff football game (sexist) and, worse, prom. Not content to host a traditional event where girls wait around to be asked, Jemima pitches a Last Chance Dance: everyone submits a list of their crushes, and they're matched up with potential partners. Jemima, so focused on the big picture, still often loses herself among details. As her best friend, Jiyoon, a year younger and deeply concerned about the Triumvirate selections for the next year, loses patience with Jemima's not-especially-inclusive brand of feminism, Jemima becomes distracted by a hookup with a guy she's both attracted to and disgusted by. Through her fast-paced narrative and lively dialogue, Hattemer (The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy, 2014) conveys Jemima's growing understanding of (and sometimes resistance to) the nuances, exploring white feminism and internalized misogyny. A clever, insightful, and sharply funny story. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* Jemima Kincaid supports women ferociously—so what if there aren't that many actual girls that she can stand? Chawton, her private school, coeducational now but historically all-male, is filled with traditions that, for Jemima, range from annoying to downright outrageous. But as a member of the elite Senior Triumvirate (she's the nerd pick), she's involved in them whether she wants to be or not. Alongside Gennifer (popular, perfectly groomed, gets things done) and Andy (popular, athletic, universally adored even when he's being annoying), Jemima's responsible for putting together events like the powderpuff football game (sexist) and, worse, prom. Not content to host a traditional event where girls wait around to be asked, Jemima pitches a Last Chance Dance: everyone submits a list of their crushes, and they're matched up with potential partners. Jemima, so focused on the big picture, still often loses herself among details. As her best friend, Jiyoon, a year younger and deeply concerned about the Triumvirate selections for the next year, loses patience with Jemima's not-especially-inclusive brand of feminism, Jemima becomes distracted by a hookup with a guy she's both attracted to and disgusted by. Through her fast-paced narrative and lively dialogue, Hattemer (The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy, 2014) conveys Jemima's growing understanding of (and sometimes resistance to) the nuances, exploring white feminism and internalized misogyny. A clever, insightful, and sharply funny story. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

KATE HATTEMER is a native of Cincinnati, but now writes, reads, runs, and teaches high school Latin in the DC metro area. She is the author of The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy, which received five starred reviews, and The Land of 10,000 Madonnas. Learn more about Kate on her website at KateHattemer.com or on Twitter at @KateHattmer.

Subject: Feminism > Fiction.
Private schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Social change > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.

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