Feminist books we recommend
A fresh cultural analysis of female monsters from Greek mythology, and an invitation for all women to reclaim these stories as inspiration for a more wild, more "monstrous" version of feminism
"Dear Black Girl is the empowering, affirming love letter our girls need in order to thrive in a world that does not always protect, nurture, or celebrate us. This collection of Black women's voices...
“Sidelined is the feminist sports book we've all been waiting for.”
Shrill meets Brotopia in this personal and researched look at women's rights and issues through the lens of sports, from an award-winning sports journalist and women's advocate
For women over fifty, this invaluable guide combines practical advice, and exercises, and no shortage of sass that will inspire readers to beat ageist limitations and own their careers.
A visual biography of the groundbreaking investigative journalist
Born in 1864, Nellie Bly was a woman who did not allow herself to be defined by the time she lived in, she rewrote the narrative and made her own way.
Luciana Cimino’s meticulously researched graphic-novel biography tells Bly’s story through Miriam, a fictionalized female student at the Columbia
An important and timely anthology of black British writing, edited and curated by the authors of the highly acclaimed, ground-breaking Slay In Your Lane. Slay in Your Lane Presents: Loud Black Girls features essays from the diverse voices of twenty established and emerging black British writers.
The co-author of Watch Us Rise pens a novel in verse about all the good and bad that comes with middle school, growing up girl, and the strength of family that gets you through it.
From the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams
The newest entry in the increasingly popular series collects fascinating and in-depth interviews with Bill Moyers, Nina Totenberg, and more, and conversations (with Antonin Scalia and high school students) from throughout the long, ground-breaking career of one of the greatest, most influential, and most exciting legal minds in American history.
A timely and impassioned exploration of how our society has commodified feminism and continues to systemically shut out women of color—perfect for fans of White Fragility and Good and Mad.
The protestors that comprised the Occupy Wall Street movement came from diverse backgrounds. But how were these activists—who sought radical social change through many ideologies—able to break down oppressions and obstacles within the movement? And in what ways did the movement perpetuate status-quo structures of inequality?
Are We the 99%?
Recommended by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Book Riot and Autostraddle
Nominated for a 2019 NAACP Image Award, a groundbreaking collection of profiles of African American women leaders in the twentieth-century fight for civil rights
Poems to Turn to Again and Again – from Amanda Gorman, Sharon Olds, Kate Baer, and More
Created and compiled just for young women, You Don’t Have to Be Everything is filled with works by a wide range of poets who are honest, unafraid, and skilled at addressing the complex feelings of coming-of-age, from loneliness to joy, longing to solac
*Named a Best Business Book of 2020 by Fortune and Bloomberg*
Full of empowering wisdom from one of Silicon Valley's first female African American CEOs, this inspiring leadership book offers a blueprint for how to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Shellye Archambeau recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young b$24.29ISBN: 9780062987648Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Amistad - December 8th, 2020
A People Pick!
“One of the year’s must-reads.” –ELLE
“[A] provocative, heart-breaking, and frequently hilarious collection.” –GLAMOUR
“Essential, vital, and urgent.” –HARPER’S BAZAAR$23.40ISBN: 9781635574524Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 8th, 2020
A Beat Most Anticipated Graphic Novel of Fall 2020
The funny, exuberant, inspiring antidote to body shame--a full-color graphic memoir celebrating the imperfections of the author's female body in all its glory.$26.96ISBN: 9780262045742Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: The MIT Press - February 2nd, 2021
A powerful call to action for achieving equality in leadership.$15.26ISBN: 9781948226745Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020
Called "powerful and provocative" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, this explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.$25.19ISBN: 9780062843616Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Harper - April 13th, 2021
"A gripping, flawlessly researched, and overdue portrait of America’s trailblazing female journalists. Kim Todd has restored these long-forgotten mavericks to their rightful place in American history." — Abbott Kahler, author (as Karen Abbott) of The Ghosts of Eden Park and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, SpyNot AvailableISBN: 9780062439789Availability: Not AvailablePublished: Harper Wave - September 13th, 2016
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2016 BY:
Chicago Tribune, Refinery 29, Forbes, Bust, CEO Reads
Part manual, part manifesto, Feminist Fight Club is a hilarious yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work, providing real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women.$16.20ISBN: 9781250112880Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Picador - March 5th, 2019
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library Mashable The Atlantic Bustle The Root Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This SNot AvailableISBN: 9780062887184Availability: Backordered-Email or text (412) 585-2651 for Availability UpdatesPublished: Harper Wave - September 15th, 2020
What story would Eve have told about picking the apple? Why is Pandora blamed for opening the box? And what about the fate of Cassandra who was blessed with knowing the future but cursed so that no one believed her? What if women had been the storytellers?$23.39ISBN: 9780062877062Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Amistad - March 31st, 2020
The creator of the internationally popular, multiple award-winning blog MsAfropolitan applies an Africa-centered feminist sensibility to issues of racism and sexism, challenging our illusions about oppression and liberation and daring women to embrace their power.
Sensuous Knowledge is a collection of thought provoking essays that explore questions ce$24.30ISBN: 9781982134419Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021
A timely and impassioned exploration of how our society has commodified feminism and continues to systemically shut out women of color—perfect for fans of White Fragility and Good and Mad.$8.96ISBN: 9781782498964Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: CICO Books - October 20th, 2020
Learn about life from heroines of every era.
Having brought you the wisdom of Austen in Be More Jane, eager reader Sophie Andrews joins forces with her sister Charlotte and turns her attention to what can be learned from the heroines of other stories from past and present.$15.26ISBN: 9781324004615Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2020
A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers.$23.40ISBN: 9781538730966Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 16th, 2019From the bestselling author of P.S., I Love You, a fiercely feminist story collection that illuminates -- sometimes in fantastical ways -- how women of all kinds navigate the world today.$16.20ISBN: 9780525510567Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
$14.39ISBN: 9780062657145Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 26th, 2018
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018
An Edgar Award nominee for best critical / biographical
Best of 2018 according to Kirkus, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Portland Mercury, Bustle, Thrillist, and Electric Lit$15.29ISBN: 9780062282712Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014
From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller, Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more, and instant classic
A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.$17.96ISBN: 9781642501223Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Mango - March 17th, 2020
The Women Who Wrote Their Way Into History
A packed timeline of the greatest women writers. From the first recorded writer to current bestsellers, Becca Anderson takes us through time and highlights women who have left their mark on the literary world.$25.20ISBN: 9781541646506Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Basic Books - August 25th, 2020One of NPR's Best Books of 2020
One of the Most Fascinating Books WIRED Read in 2020
A brilliant mathematician examines the complexity of gender and society and forges a path out of inequality.Why are men in charge?$16.19ISBN: 9780670012107Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller and one of 2019's best-reviewed books, a poetic memoir and call to action from the award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!$31.50ISBN: 9781501178412Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.
She couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old. “Go ahead, ask your question,” her father urged, nudging her forward.$25.20ISBN: 9780399590917Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Random House - May 19th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of American Wife and Eligible . . . He proposed. She said no. And it changed her life forever.
“A deviously clever what if.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Immersive, escapist.”—Good Morning America$21.59ISBN: 9781982139599Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: 37 Ink - November 5th, 2019
In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.
Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad.$15.29ISBN: 9781580058988Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Seal Press - March 5th, 2019This groundbreaking feminist classic dismantles the way we view rape in our culture and replaces it with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure.$23.39ISBN: 9781492687740Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Sourcebooks - September 10th, 2019
WINNER OF THE 2020 CONNECTICUT BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION AND NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS FOR BOOK CLUBS IN 2021 BY BOOKBROWSE$17.99ISBN: 9780062955289Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Amistad - March 31st, 2020
“WE WANT OUR BODIES BACK URGES BLACK WOMEN TO DEMAND BETTER FROM MEN.” -ESSENCE
“MASTER POET JESSICA CARE MOORE GIFTS US THIS LATEST COLLECTION OF SHARP, SMART AND DEFIANT PIECES.” -MS. MAGAZINE
BOOKS BY BLACK WOMEN WE CAN’T WAIT TO READ IN 2020 -REFINERY29$23.40ISBN: 9781982105167Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: 37 Ink - March 3rd, 2020
Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the Women’s March, shares an “unforgettable memoir” (Booklist) about how growing up Palestinian Muslim American, feminist, and empowered moved her to become a globally recognized activist on behalf of marginalized communities across the country.
On a chilly spring morning in Brooklyn, nineteen-year-old Linda Sarsour stared at he$25.20ISBN: 9781580059541Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Seal Press - December 31st, 2019A witty take on feminism for every woman who wants equality but sometimes wants a day off from fighting for it
$24.30ISBN: 9781538731550Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Twelve - March 5th, 2019From the New York Times bestselling author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? comes a fun, frank book of reflections, essays, and interviews on topics important to young women, ranging from politics and career to motherhood, sisterhood, and making and sustaining relationships of all kinds in the age of social media.$23.40ISBN: 9781538750650Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 21st, 2020Take action and shatter the glass ceiling with this empowering and optimistic feminist guide from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Dear Madam President.In an era marked by a frustrating sense of stagnation for women, Jennifer Palmieri has found a way to move beyond the bounds ofNot AvailableISBN: 9780525560548Availability: Backordered-Email or text (412) 585-2651 for Availability UpdatesPublished: Viking - February 25th, 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“One of the most important books of the current moment.”—Time
“A rousing call to action... It should be required reading for everyone.”—Gabrielle Union, author of We’re Going to Need More Wine
$25.19ISBN: 9780062894052Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: HarperOne - July 28th, 2020
"A must-read for any woman who is ready to design a life on her own terms.” – Sophia Amoruso, Founder and CEO, Girlboss$13.50ISBN: 9780374110031Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: MCD x FSG Originals - August 25th, 2020
Picked for Kirkus Reviews’ Best Fiction in Translation of 2020. Named a Book of the Year by NPR, Vox, and The New Statesman. Picked for Loyalty Books’ Holiday List.
A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife