Non-Fiction recommendations for Women's History Month

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All About Love

bell hooks

THE ACCLAIMED FIRST VOLUME IN HER "LOVE SONG TO THE NATION"“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . ....

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Undrowned

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic...

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Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the...

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Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner

From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book,...

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We Do This 'Til We Free Us

Mariame Kaba

New York Times Bestseller“Organizing is both science and art. It is thinking through a vision, a strategy, and then figuring out who your targets...

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How to Do Nothing

Jenny Odell

** A New York Times Bestseller **"A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a...

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On Freedom

Maggie Nelson

So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom...

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Real Estate

Deborah Levy

From one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, comes the highly anticipated final installment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed "living autobiography"...

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The Year of Magical Thinking

Joan Didion

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a...

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Atlas of Ai

Kate Crawford

The hidden costs of artificial intelligence, from natural resources and labor to privacy and freedomWhat happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes...

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Made-Up

Daphne B.

A nuanced, feminist, and deeply personal take on beauty culture and YouTube consumerism, in the tradition of Maggie Nelson’s Bluets As Daphné B obsessively...

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Complaint

Sarah Ahmed

In Complaint! Sara Ahmed examines what we can learn about power from those who complain about abuses of power. Drawing on oral and written testimonies from...

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Border and Rule

Harsha Walia

In Border and Rule, one of North America’s foremost thinkers and immigrant rights organizers delivers an unflinching examination of migration as a pillar...

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Conflict Is Not Abuse

Sarah Schulman

Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Non-Fiction winner From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are...

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Policing Black Lives

Robyn Maynard

Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons,...

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Janelle Monae's The ArchAndroid

Alyssa Favreau

In Janelle Monáe's full-length debut, the science fiction concept albumThe ArchAndroid, the android Cindi Mayweather is on the run from the authorities for the...

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The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition

Sonya Renee Taylor

"To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves. . . ....

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Care Work

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

In their new, long-awaited collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime disability justice activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the...

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