Feminist books we recommend
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.
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
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?
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
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.
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.
A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers.
From 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.$14.40ISBN: 9780525510567Availability: AvailablePublished: 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
$12.79ISBN: 9780062657145Availability: AvailablePublished: 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$13.59ISBN: 9780062282712Availability: AvailablePublished: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014
From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller and Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more
A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.$15.96ISBN: 9781642501223Availability: AvailablePublished: 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.$22.40ISBN: 9781541646506Availability: AvailablePublished: Basic Books - August 25th, 2020A brilliant mathematician examines the complexity of gender and society and forges a path out of inequality.$14.39ISBN: 9780670012107Availability: AvailablePublished: 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!$28.00ISBN: 9781501178412Availability: AvailablePublished: 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.$22.40ISBN: 9780399590917Availability: AvailablePublished: 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.
$19.19ISBN: 9781982139599Availability: AvailablePublished: 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.$13.59ISBN: 9781580058988Availability: AvailablePublished: 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.$20.79ISBN: 9781492687740Availability: AvailablePublished: 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$15.99ISBN: 9780062955289Availability: AvailablePublished: 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$20.80ISBN: 9781982105167Availability: AvailablePublished: 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$22.40ISBN: 9781580059541Availability: AvailablePublished: 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
$21.60ISBN: 9781538731550Availability: AvailablePublished: 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.$20.80ISBN: 9781538750650Availability: AvailablePublished: 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 of$20.80ISBN: 9780525560548Availability: AvailablePublished: Viking - February 25th, 2020
A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020
"If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better."--NPR$22.39ISBN: 9780062894052Availability: AvailablePublished: 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$12.00ISBN: 9780374110031Availability: AvailablePublished: MCD x FSG Originals - August 25th, 2020
Picked for Kirkus Reviews’ Best Fiction in Translation of 2020. Named a Book of the Year by The New Statesman.
A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife