We are pleased to announce that Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 has selected SUMMER OF BRAVE by Amy Noelle Parks as one of the titles to be honored on the Rise 2021 Booklist! Each year, Rise: A Feminist Book Project recommends recent books with significant feminist content for readers from birth to 18 years old.


Twelve-year-old Lilla Baxter-Willoughby doesn’t lie. She’s just a little bit…selective. So when Vivi dares Lilla to start telling the truth as part of their Summer of Brave, Lilla hesitates. Because if she says out loud what she really wants, her whole life might crash down around her. And she doesn’t need that. Except maybe she does.

Amy Noelle Parks is a professor of elementary education at Michigan State University, where she helps future teachers recover from the trauma inflicted on them by years of school mathematics. At night, she writes stories about smart girls falling for feminist boys in quirky midwestern settings and likes using One Direction  lyrics as the inspiration for entire novels. Social media still scares her, but she’s working on it. 

Amy Noelle Parks is represented by Elizabeth Bennett.

To see the full list of winners, please visit: https://risefeministbooks.wordpress.com/current-book-list/