Feminist, Fierce, & Fearless: Books for Reading Women All Year Long

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This Woman's Work

Julie Delporte

A profound and personal exploration of the intersections of womanhood, femininity, and creativity. This Woman?s Work is a powerfully raw autobiographical work that asks vital...

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Kristen R. Ghodsee

A spirited, deeply researched exploration of why capitalism is bad for women and how, when done right, socialism leads to economic independence, better labor...

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Reclaiming Our Space

Feminista Jones

A treatise of Black women's transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and...

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Black Is the Body

Emily Bernard

An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race--in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way--in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that...

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My Butch Career

Esther Newton

During her difficult childhood, Esther Newton recalls that she “became an anti-girl, a girl refusenik, caught between genders,” and that her “child body was...

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Beyoncé in Formation

Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise’eke Tinsley’s undergraduate course “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” has inspired students from all walks of life....

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Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women

Sylvia Federici

We are witnessing a new surge of interpersonal and institutional violence against women, including new witch hunts, which have occurred alongside an expansion of...

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Revolting Prostitutes

Molly Smith, Juno Mac

How the law harms sex workers—and what they want insteadDo you have to endorse prostitution in order to support sex worker rights? Should clients...

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American Spy

Lauren Wilkinson

“[This] unflinching, incendiary debut combines the espionage novels of John le Carré with the racial complexity of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)What...

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Sheila Heti

A daring, funny, and poignant novel about the desire and duty to procreate, by one of our most brilliant and original writersMotherhood treats one...

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I'm Afraid of Men

Vivek Shraya

"Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better....

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Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

Kai Cheng Thom

In Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir, a haunted young girl (who happens to be a kung-fu expert and pathological...

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Holy Wild

Gwen Benaway

In her third collection of poetry, Holy Wild, Gwen Benaway explores the complexities of being an Indigenous trans women in expansive lyric poems. She...

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Arielle Twist

In her powerful debut collection of poetry, Arielle Twist unravels the complexities of human relationships after death and metamorphosis. In these spare yet powerful...

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Woman World

Aminder Dhaliwal

The hilarious and wildly popular instagram comic about a world with no men With her startling humor, it's no surprise that Aminder Dhaliwal's web...

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Chlorine Gardens

Keiler Roberts

Dealing with pregnancy, child-rearing, art-making, mental illness, and an MS diagnosis, the parts ofChlorine Gardens’ sum sound heavy, but Keiler Roberts’ gift is the...

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Tara Booth

Nocturne is Booth's first wide release, following her critically acclaimed short-run debut, DUII. In his wordless graphic novella, Booth covers autobiographical themes of mental...

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Fruit Of Knowledge

Liv Strömquist

From Adam and Eve to pussy hats, people have punished, praised, pathologized, and politicized vulvas, vaginas, clitorises, and menstruation. In this graphic nonfiction book,...

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Penelope Bagieu

Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women ofBrazen: their indomitable spirit.With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic...

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Eloquent Rage

Brittney Cooper

An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 •NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY:The New York Public Library•Mashable• The Atlantic•Bustle•The Root...

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Down Girl

Kate Manne

Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast...

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Magical Negro

Morgan Parker

Magical Negro is an archive of black everydayness, a catalog of contemporary folk heroes, an ethnography of ancestral grief, and an inventory of figureheads,...

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Notes from a Black Woman's Diary

Kathleen Collins

A RECOMMENDED BOOK OF 2019 FROMVanity Fair * Vogue * The Huffington PostA stunning collection of fiction, diary entries, screenplays, and scripts by the brilliant...

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How to be Invisible

Kate Bush

Selected and arranged by the author, with an expansive introduction by the novelist David Mitchell,How To Be Invisible presents the lyrics of Kate Bush...

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy

Nnedi Okorafor

Includes a brand-new Binti story!Collected for the first time in an omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy, the story of one extraordinary...

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