10 Fantastic Books About Ladies on the Move

The three girls coming of age in Shani Boianjiu’s novel, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, spend years of their lives stuck in one place guarding and regarding the same piece of sand for eight hours, or staring at a green monitor for ten hours, or manning a checkpoint — and after enough time they don’t even let themselves imagine all the other places they could be going if they weren’t stuck in that one marked place. But Boianjiu, one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35 authors, believes that the longing for movement never quite leaves these girls’ stories. Below, she recommends ten books about women and girls on the move.