Feminist Picks

Feminist books we recommend

Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781949518139
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Published: Wave Blue World Inc - May 11th, 2021

"Verse and visuals meet, with spectacular results." -- FOREWORD (Starred Review)

"A thoughtful and vibrant dive into the art of cis female, trans, and nonbinary poets." - BOOKLIST

"This ambitious anthology of feminist comics poetry aims high, and soars." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology Cover Image
$23.36
ISBN: 9780807054932
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Published: Beacon Press - March 9th, 2021

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: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781523092291
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - March 9th, 2021

"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: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9781524746100
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Published: Dutton - March 16th, 2021

Sidelined is the feminist sports book we've all been waiting for.”
Jessica Valenti

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


Not Done Yet!: How Women Over 50 Regain Their Confidence and Claim Workplace Power Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781989603789
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Published: Page Two Books, Inc. - March 9th, 2021

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.


The Incredible Nellie Bly: Journalist, Investigator, Feminist, and Philanthropist Cover Image
By Luciana Cimino, Sergio Algozzino (Illustrator), David Randall (Preface by)
$22.49
ISBN: 9781419750175
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 2nd, 2021

Loud Black Girls: 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What's Next? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780008342616
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Published: Fourth Estate - February 2nd, 2021

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.


Reckless, Glorious, Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547604609
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 23rd, 2021

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.


Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781984881908
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Published: Penguin Life - March 2nd, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
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


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) Cover Image
By MELVILLE HOUSE (Editor)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781612199191
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Published: Melville House - December 1st, 2020

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.


White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982134419
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Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

Written “with passion and insight about the knotted history of racism within women’s movements and feminist culture” (Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author), this whip-smart, timely, and impassioned call for change is perfect for fans of Good and Mad and Hood Feminism.

Addressing today’s conversation about race,


Are We the 99%?: The Occupy Movement, Feminism, and Intersectionality Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781439920220
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Published: Temple University Press - December 4th, 2020

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%?


Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement Cover Image
$23.39
ISBN: 9781620973356
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Published: New Press - May 8th, 2018

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


You Don't Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves Cover Image
By Diana Whitney (Editor)
$13.46
ISBN: 9781523510993
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 30th, 2021

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


Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms Cover Image
By Shellye Archambeau, Ben Horowitz (Foreword by)
$25.20
ISBN: 9781538702895
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 6th, 2020

*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 black


Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062987648
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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


Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635574524
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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.


Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780262045742
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Published: The MIT Press - February 2nd, 2021

A powerful call to action for achieving equality in leadership.


White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Cover Image
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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.


Sensational: The Hidden History of America's “Girl Stunt Reporters” Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062843616
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Published: 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, Spy 


Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062439789
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Published: 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.


Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9781250112880
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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 S


Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062887184
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Published: 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?


Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone Cover Image
$23.39
ISBN: 9780062877062
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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


White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9781982134419
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Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

Written “with passion and insight about the knotted history of racism within women’s movements and feminist culture” (Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author), this whip-smart, timely, and impassioned call for change is perfect for fans of Good and Mad and Hood Feminism.

Addressing today’s conversation about race,


Be Your Own Heroine: Life lessons from literature Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781782498964
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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.


The Selected Works of Audre Lorde Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay (Editor), Roxane Gay (Introduction by)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781324004615
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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.


Roar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538730966
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 16th, 2019

From the bestselling author of P.S., I Love You, a fiercely feminist story collection that illuminatessometimes in fantastical wayshow women of all kinds navigate the world today—soon to be an Apple TV+ series from the creators of GLOW starring Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, and Alison Brie!

In this singular and


Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525510567
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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
 


Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062657145
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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


Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062282712
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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.


Famous Female Authors Who Wrote Their Way Into History

"An absolute 'must read' for anyone thinking that centuries of literature being almost exclusively dominated by men."--Library Bookwatch


x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541646506
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Published: Basic Books - August 25th, 2020

One 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?


SHOUT Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670012107
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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!


The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9781501178412
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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.


Rodham: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590917
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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


She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman Cover Image
$21.59
ISBN: 9781982139599
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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.


Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape Cover Image
By Jaclyn Friedman (Editor), Jessica Valenti (Editor)
$15.29
ISBN: 9781580058988
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Published: Seal Press - March 5th, 2019

This 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.


Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant Cover Image
$23.39
ISBN: 9781492687740
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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


We Want Our Bodies Back: Poems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062955289
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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


We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance Cover Image
By Linda Sarsour, Harry Belafonte (Foreword by)
$23.40
ISBN: 9781982105167
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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


The Guilty Feminist: You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Overthrow the Patriarchy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580059541
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Published: Seal Press - December 31st, 2019

A witty take on feminism for every woman who wants equality but sometimes wants a day off from fighting for it


So Here's the Thing . . .: Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538731550
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Published: Twelve - March 5th, 2019

From 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.


She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man's World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538750650
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 21st, 2020

Take 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


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: 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
 


Break the Good Girl Myth: How to Dismantle Outdated Rules, Unleash Your Power, and Design a More Purposeful Life Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9780062894052
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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


Beowulf: A New Translation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374110031
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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