Written and Illustrated by Aya de Leon
Fourth-grader Daniela and her friends get mad when they see girls being excluded or put down. After a freak accident involving her dog, a laser, and a wad of grape gum, Daniela develops a strange superpower. Now when she gets mad, purple laser rays shoot out of her eyes and things get out of control! Can she and her friends find a way to use her power for good? They might get their chance when the president comes to judge a tween beauty contest!
"Equality Girls is the funny, empowering, engaging, and radical book we all need right now. May we all find the social justice superpowers we hold within ourselves!"
-Kate Schatz, NYT bestselling author of the Rad Women series
"De Leon delivers a fun, sci-fi adventure for young readers that follows four budding feminists...as they burn through the patriarchy with laser-beam precision and turn it on its head. Fists up, girls everywhere! A new order of justice has arrived, and it smells like grape-flavored bubble gum!"
-Aida Salazar, Author of the award-winning The Moon Within