“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.” — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?
A New York Times Bestseller
Best Book of the Year: NPR • Boston Globe •...Read more »
Our Declaration of Independence from a Man's World
“She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man's World by Jennifer Palmieri blew me away. Palmieri's manifesto outlines that our society was built by and for men and that we must dismantle and rebuild a world that allows for mutual empowerment benefiting everyone. Inspiring and invigorating, Palmieri celebrates the women's moment's accomplishments and history through personal reflections and stories of inspirational female leaders. This is not a proclamation against men but rather a declaration of the undeniable power women have harnessed all along. This is a declaration of men and women are created equal, and therefore 'we must proclaim our own freedom and our worth.'”Kristen, Fables Books
A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
"...Cooper delivers a frank, conversational-style examination of the importance of black female friendships, respectability politics, and harmful stereotypes, among other topics. She blends candor and humor as she roots out toxic behaviors and beliefs we use in America to tear ourselves and each other down, while also offering paths forward....Read more »
Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot
“Powerful. Important. Compulsively readable. Kendall’s narrative style is top notch - riveting and un-put-down-able. Not only is this a must read, it's a must pay attention. It's a must revisit and keep learning kind of book. Kendall dives deep and doesn't pull punches, but she doesn't seek to shame either. This is necessary reading for anyone who considers themselves a feminist. Because solidarity needs to be for ALL.”Britt, Second Star to the Right
So Here's the Thing . . .
Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut
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.
Alyssa Mastromonaco is back... Read more »
The Guilty Feminist
You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Overthrow the Patriarchy
A witty take on feminism for every woman who wants equality but sometimes wants a day off from fighting for it
Sometimes we feel a bit like "I'm a feminist, but..." As in, "I'm a feminist, but I skipped the Women's March to buy face cream." As in, "I'm a feminist, but I've never found time to read Sylvia Plath (but I have watched fifteen... Read more »
We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders
A Memoir of Love and Resistance
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... Read more »
We Want Our Bodies Back
“Lyrical poems that will spark a lot of emotion, and maybe even a call to action. This little book is incredibly powerful! Makes for a great listen on Libro.fm as well. ”Amy, Bright Side Bookshop
Yale Needs Women
How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant
In the winter of 1969, from big cities to small towns, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution dedicated to graduating "one thousand male leaders" each year had finally decided to open its doors to the nation's top female students. The landmark decision was a huge step... Read more »
Yes Means Yes!
Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape
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.
In the original edition, feminist, political, and activist writers alike presented their ideas for a paradigm shift from the "No Means No" model--and the result was the... Read more »
She Came to Slay
The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
“"She Came to Slay" is a journey into a major historical figure that we all "know", but Erica Armstrong Dunbar gives us so much more. For the first time ever, Harriet Tubman, is a fully fleshed out person with a complicated past, tragic life events, and we get to see all of those things that fueled her passionate mission with the Underground Railroad. Speaking as an historian, this book is solid gold. ”Rebecca, Rediscovered Books
The Book of Gutsy Women
Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience
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. She smiled... Read more »
x + y
A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender
A brilliant mathematician examines the complexity of gender and society and forges a path out of inequality.
Why are men in charge? After years in the male-dominated field of mathematics and in the female-dominated field of art, Eugenia Cheng has heard the question many times. In x + y, Cheng argues that her mathematical specialty -- category... Read more »
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—now an Apple TV+ series from the creators of GLOW starring Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, and Alison Brie!
In this singular and imaginative story... Read more »
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
“Ingenious.”—The New York Times
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • NPR • The Washington... Read more »
“The best yet from Laurie Halse Anderson! A gripping and amazing memoir in verse - her words will haunt your thoughts and dreams. You will laugh, and cry, and wish that the world is not so hard for so many.”Jenny, The Homer Bookstore