The Bold Type meets The Social Network when three girls participate in a startup incubator competition and uncover the truth about what it means to succeed in the male-dominated world of tech.
This summer Silicon Valley is a girls' club.
Three thousand applicants. An acceptance rate of two percent. A dream internship for the winning team. ValleyStart is the most prestigious high school tech incubator competition in the country. Lucy Katz, Maddie Li, and Delia Meyer have secured their spots. And they've come to win.
Meet the Screen Queens.
Lucy Katz was born and raised in Palo Alto, so tech, well, it runs in her blood. A social butterfly and CEO in-the-making, Lucy is ready to win and party.
East Coast designer, Maddie Li left her home and small business behind for a summer at ValleyStart. Maddie thinks she's only there to bolster her graphic design portfolio, not to make friends.
Delia Meyer taught herself how to code on a hand-me-down computer in her tiny Midwestern town. Now, it's time for the big leagues--ValleyStart--but super shy Delia isn't sure if she can hack it (pun intended).
When the competition kicks off, Lucy, Maddie, and Delia realize just how challenging the next five weeks will be. As if there wasn't enough pressure already, the girls learn that they would be the only all-female team to win ever. Add in one first love, a two-faced mentor, and an ex-boyfriend turned nemesis and things get...complicated.
Filled with humor, heart, and a whole lot of girl power, Screen Queens is perfect for fans of Morgan Matson, Jenny Han, and The Bold Type.
About the Author
Lori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Lehigh University and worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer before becoming a full-time author. She currently lives and writes outside of Boston. Lori is also the author of the young adult contemporary fantasy series Becoming Jinn (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan). You can visit her online at www.lorigoldsteinbooks.com.
“A fun and uplifting story that celebrates female friendship and empowerment.”— Kirkus Reviews
“Bold and timely, this STEM-friendly romp is empoweringand invigorating.”— BCCB
“A whip-smart take on how girls fight to exist and thrive in hostile spaces, and an engaging look at the high-stakes, tech-driven Silicon Valley and the competition and the successes it can breed. You’ll cheer for these strong, smart young women.”—Kelly Loy Gilbert, award-winning author of Conviction and Picture Us In the Light “Screen Queens is funny and smart—it’s perfect for any woman or girl looking to disrupt!”— Emily Chang, bestselling author of Brotopia and host of Bloomberg Technology
"Sassy and fun. This book made me cheer for smart girls everywhere. The future is definitely female!” —Chandler Baker, author of Whisper Network and This Is Not The End
“Screen Queens is all you could ask for from a book about three brilliant and amazing young women: witty, sharp, insightful, hilarious, and filled to the brim with heart. Welcome to your new favorite book.”—Jeff Zentner, Morris Award winning author of The Serpent King
“Fierce, fast-paced and funny, Screen Queens had me loudly cheering for Lucy, Maddie, Delia and every girl out there fighting the boys club.”—Jenn Marie Thorne, author of Night Music
“With ambitious, lovable, and super-strong young women, this Silicon Valley romp doesn't shy away from the complexities of family, friendship, first love or female power. Go, queens!”—Leah Konen, author of Leah Konen, author of Happy Messy Scary Love