Welcome to Charis Books and More, the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore. Celebrating radical and independent voices in the heart of
Atlanta since 1974!

  • We specialize in diverse and unique children's books, Feminist  and cultural studies books and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction and non-fiction.
  • We will gladly order any book in print. 
  • Order online and save 10% off the cover price.


Visit us: 1189 Euclid Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30307 

Contact us: info@charisbooksandmore.com or 404-524-0304

Please note we will be at this location until early 2019! 

Learn more about our non-profit programming partner, Charis Circle.

Current Accessibility information:

Charis Books is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on site van accessible parking. All of our shelves are on wheels and can be moved to provide additional access. Our bathroom is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral. Free ASL interpretation is available for most Charis Circle programs upon request. Please email info@chariscircle.org to request interpretation as early as possible. The space currently has a mix of florescent and non-florescent lighting. The space is not scent or chemical free but we do our best to minimize the use of chemicals and scents throughout the space. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@chariscircle.org.


Charis at Agnes Scott College: Frequently Asked Questions

Picture of new Charis House before renovation

Dear beloved Charis community members,

Our move to and partnership with Agnes Scott College is the single biggest project we've attempted in our nearly 45 year history as a feminist institution. We've asked a great many people, including YOU, to take this leap of faith with us and to help Fund the Feminist Future of Charis. We are so grateful to every single person who has offered help in the form of time, money, advice, or good wishes. This renovation of our new Charis home is possible because of you. We know you have many questions about how the move and transition will go. Because of the way major projects like this one sometimes go, we have had an ever shifting timeline but we are narrowing our move window and will keep updating this space as new information and new dates emerge. Thank you for your patience and for going on this journey with us. We are so proud to be your independent feminist bookstore.  

Our Job is to Make Revolution Irresistible

“As a cultural worker who belongs to an oppressed people, my job is to make revolution irresistible.”

-Toni Cade Bambara, interview with Kay Bonetti, 1982

Dear Charis Circle Friends:

We Believe You: A Feminist Book List on Sexual Violence, Consent, and Masculinity

Combined photo of the covers of I still Believe Anita Hill, Ask: Building Consent Culture, and Heavy by Kiese Laymon.

Dear Beloved Community,

We see you. We see you putting in the energy to make yourself a good breakfast even though you feel nauseated. We see you smiling politely when a man on the street points at the newspaper headline and asks "can you believe this circus?" You smile because you are not sure which side of the circus he is on and you don't want to deal with his anger. We see you helping your children avoid the news and/or taking the time to explain what's happening: explain why a woman is on television in front of a panel of men calmly recounting the worst night of her life, explain why a man who was not hurt, who cannot even be bothered to remember, is so angry, so defensive. We see you calling your friends, your sister, your mother, your therapist. We see you struggling with the men in your life who just can't seem to say all the words that need to be said right now. We see you wanting to stay in bed and going to work anyway. We see you calling in sick to take care of your heart. We see you thinking about how to be a different kind of man than the men in that hearing, than the boys at those parties. We see you thinking about where you have done harm, remembering all the way back, to the very first memories. Most of all, we see in so many of your eyes the ghosts of stories that you carry with you, the ghosts of the stories you have survived whether you have ever given them voice or not.

I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss the Legacy of Speaking the Truth to Power Cover Image
By Amy Richards (Editor), Cynthia Greenberg (Editor)
ISBN: 9781558618091
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Published: Feminist Press - December 11th, 2012

In the fall of 1991, Anita Hill captured the country's attention when she testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee describing sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas, who had been her boss and was about to ascend to the Supreme Court. We know what happened: she was challenged, disbelieved, and humiliated; he was given a life-long appointment to decide America's judicial fate.

Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679741459
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pantheon - October 6th, 1992

It was perhaps the most wretchedly aspersive race and gender scandal of recent times: the dramatic testimony of Anita Hill at the Senate hearings on the confirmation of Clarence Thomas as Supreme Court Justice. Yet even as the televised proceedings shocked and galvanized viewers not only in this country but the world over, they cast a long shadow on essential issues that define America.

Speaking Truth to Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385476270
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - October 20th, 1998

Twenty-six years before the #metoo movement, Anita Hill sparked a national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace.

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062413512
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 1st, 2018

New York Times Bestseller

Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.

Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580052573
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Published: Seal Press - December 2nd, 2008

In this groundbreaking new look at rape edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Freidman and Full Frontal Feminism and He's A Stud, She's A Slut author Jessica Valenti, the way we view rape in our culture is finally dismantled and replaced with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure.

Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738217024
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - August 25th, 2015

In the era of #metoo, a clear-eyed, sharp look at rape culture, sexual assault, harassment and violence against women--and what we can do about it.

"A timely and brilliant book." (Jessica Valenti)

I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060965730
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 10th, 1991

A reissue of the now-classic anthology (with more than 60,000 copies sold) of deeply moving testimonies by survivors of child sexual abuse--with a new afterword by Ellen Bass, co-author of The Courage to Heal.

I Never Called It Rape - Updated Edition: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape Cover Image
By Robin Warshaw, Gloria Steinem (Foreword by), Salamishah Tillet (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780062844309
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Perennial - February 26th, 2019

A new edition of the 1988 classic text that exposed the extreme prevalence of rape in America, coining the term acquaintance rape and establishing the disturbing statistics on sexual assault that still hold just as true today—now featuring an original preface from Gloria Steinem, a new introduction by Salamishah Tillet, an updated afterword by Mary P.

Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence Cover Image
By Lisa Factora-Borchers (Editor), Aishah Shahidah Simmons (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781849351720
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Published: AK Press - February 25th, 2014

Dear Sister,

It wasn't your fault; it was never your fault. You did nothing wrong. Hold this tight to your heart: it wasn't your fault.

At night when you lay there and your mind fills with images and you wonder if only, if you had . . . if you hadn't . . . . Remember: it wasn't your fault.

Ask: Building Consent Culture Cover Image
By Kitty Stryker, Carol Queen (Afterword by), Laurie Penny (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781944934255
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Published: Thorntree Press - October 27th, 2017

Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission?” Violating consent isn’t limited to sexual relationships, and our discussions around consent shouldn’t be, either. To resist rape culture, we need a consent culture—and one that is more than just reactionary.

Learning Good Consent: On Healthy Relationships and Survivor Support Cover Image
By Cindy Crabb (Editor)
ISBN: 9781849352468
Availability: Special Order
Published: AK Press - June 28th, 2016

Cindy Crabb provides a DIY tour of the promise and perils of sexual relationships in Learning Good Consent. Building ethical relationships is one of the most important things we can do, but sex, consent, abuse, and support can get complicated. This collection is an indispensable guide to both preventing sexual violence and helping its survivors to heal.

Support: Feminist Relationship Tools to Heal Yourself and End Rape Culture Cover Image
ISBN: 9781621069669
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - November 28th, 2017

Support encourages everyone to take a step back, listen, think, and talk about sex, consent, violence, and abuse. If you or someone you know have ever been assaulted or victimized, how to be an ally can be confusing. These words and the connection they offer can help.

Consent on Campus: A Manifesto Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190671150
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 4th, 2018

A 2015 survey of twenty-seven elite colleges found that twenty-three percent of respondents reported personal experiences of sexual misconduct on their campuses. That figure has not changed since the 1980s, when people first began collecting data on sexual violence. What has changed is the level of attention that the American public is paying to these statistics.

Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328511935
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books - October 2nd, 2018

A new sexual revolution is sweeping the country, and college students are on the front lines. Few places in America have felt the influence of #MeToo more intensely. Indeed, college campuses were in many ways the harbingers of #MeToo. Grigoriadis captures the nature of this cultural reckoning without shying away from its complexity.

We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627795333
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 12th, 2016

"Me too. It happened to me too."

What We Talk about When We Talk about Rape Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620974742
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Published: New Press - November 27th, 2018

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape is brilliant, frank, empowering, and urgently necessary. Sohaila Abdulali has created a powerful tool for examining rape culture and language on the individual, societal, and global level that everyone can benefit from reading."
--Jill Soloway

Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Cover Image
By Lexie Bean (Editor), Dean Spade (Contribution by), Nyala Moon (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781785927973
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - March 21st, 2018

Written by and for trans and non-binary survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Written on the Body offers support, guidance and hope for those who struggle to find safety at home, in the body, and other unwelcoming places.

In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620973158
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Published: New Press - May 1st, 2018

Longlisted for the PEN/Kenneth Galbraith Award

Winner of the 2018 Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice

"In a Day's Work is a . . . much-needed addition to the literature on sexual harassment in the U.S."
--The New York Review of Books

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Featuring
By Ellen Bass, Laura Davis (Joint Author)
ISBN: 9780060950668
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper Perennial - January 1st, 1994

"The Courage to Heal" is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and encouragement to every woman who, was sexually abused as a child -- and those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing "is" possible.

The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060964375
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 28th, 1990

In this groundbreaking companion to The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis offers an inspiring, in-depth workbook that speaks to all women and men healing from the effects of child sexual abuse. The combination of checklists, writing and art Projects, open-ended questions and activities expertly guides the survivor through the healing process.

The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities Cover Image
ISBN: 9781849352628
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Published: AK Press - August 30th, 2016

The Revolution Starts at Home is as urgently needed today as when it was first published. This watershed collection breaks the dangerous silence surrounding the "secret" of intimate violence within social justice circles. Just as importantly, it provides practical strategies for dealing with abuse and creating safety without relying on the coercive power of the state.

C is for Consent Cover Image
By Eleanor Morrison, Faye Orlove (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780999890806
Availability: Backordered
Published: Phonics with Finn - May 1st, 2018

What Does Consent Really Mean? Cover Image
ISBN: 9781848193307
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Published: Singing Dragon - November 21st, 2017

"Consent is not the absence of 'NO', it is an enthusiastic YES " While seemingly straightforward, Tia and Bryony hadn't considered this subject too seriously until it comes up in conversation with their friends and they realise just how important it is.

Tell Me about Sex, Grandma (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
By Anastasia Higginbotham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781558614192
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Published: Feminist Press - April 11th, 2017

Patiently forthcoming with lessons your parents redacted, this necessary conversation stresses consent, sex positivity, and the right to be curious about your body. The dialogue focuses on the dynamics of sex, rather than the mechanics, as Grandma reminds readers that sex is not marriage or reproduction, and doesn't look the same for everyone.

Let's Talk about Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect: Teach Children about Body Ownership, Respect, Feelings, Choices and Recognizing Bullying Behavi Cover Image
By Jayneen Sanders, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781925089189
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Published: Educate2empower Publishing - November 10th, 2017

Teaching young children about body boundaries, both theirs and others, is crucial to a child's growing sense of self, their confidence and how they should expect to be treated by others. A child growing up knowing they have a right to their own personal space, gives that child ownership and choices as to what happens to them and to their body.

No Means No!: Teaching Personal Boundaries, Consent; Empowering Children by Respecting Their Choices and Right to Say 'no!' Cover Image
By Cherie Zamazing (Illustrator), Jayneen Sanders
ISBN: 9781925089226
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Published: Upload Publishing Pty Ltd - March 28th, 2015

'No Means No ' is a children's picture book about an empowered little girl who has a very strong and clear voice in all issues, especially those relating to her body and personal boundaries. This book can be read to children from 3 to 9 years. It is a springboard for discussions regarding children's choices and their rights.

Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592408078
Availability: Backordered
Published: Avery - November 5th, 2013

Inspired by the award-winning poet and actor’s acclaimed one-man play, a powerful coming-of-age memoir that reimagines masculinity for the twenty-first-century male.

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743456081
Availability: Special Order
Published: Washington Square Press - December 21st, 2004

Everyone needs to love and be loved -- even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving.

Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345471857
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 1st, 1995

In a world that thrives on aggression and physical force, male violence has become an all-too-frequent response to the frustrations and anxieties that fill men's lives. As a result, the lives of women and children have suffered dramatically, as society has come to tolerate their victimization.

Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women (Oxford Studies in Culture and Politics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780199338771
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 2nd, 2015

What does it mean for men to join with women as allies in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence? Based on life history interviews with men and women anti-violence activists aged 22 to 70, Some Men explores the strains and tensions of men's work as feminist allies.

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551526430
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 4th, 2016

From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between Conflict and Abuse, Schulman directly addresses our contemporary culture of scapegoating.

The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help Cover Image
ISBN: 9781402204012
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Published: Sourcebooks - April 1st, 2006

Praise for The Macho Paradox
"An honest, intellectually rigorous and insightful work that challenges readers to truly engage in a political discourse that can change lives, communities and nations."
--Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes

The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623368623
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Published: Rodale Books - October 31st, 2017

Standing between you and the man you CAN be is one thing: The Mask of Masculinity. 

Black Mask-Ulinity: A Framework for Black Masculine Caring (Black Studies and Critical Thinking #72) Cover Image
By Lisa Bass (Editor)
ISBN: 9781433126543
Availability: Special Order
Published: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi - June 5th, 2016

Black Mask-ulinity: A Framework for Black Masculine Caring is a collection of research, narratives, essays, and conceptual works to lay the foundation for an important emerging theoretical framework: Black Masculine Caring (BMC).

Dissolving Toxic Masculinity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780982156865
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Published: Personal Power Press - April 20th, 2018

Our society is riddled with men behaving badly. Sexual harassment, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and misogyny run rampant through politics, Hollywood, professional and amateur sports, college campuses, and our daily work environment. The societal standards dictating that men be strong, unemotional, aggressive, and dominant over women have created toxic masculinity.

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580056229
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Published: Seal Press - March 8th, 2016

Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501168741
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Published: Scribner - August 14th, 2018

One of The Times UK’s Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed’s Best Nonfiction of 2018, Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018, Book Riot’s Best Queer Books of 2018, and 52 Insight’s Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018

From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with “hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love” (Maggie Nelson), an ex

Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man (City Lights/Sister Spit) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872866249
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Published: City Lights Books - September 9th, 2014

Winner - Best Transgender Nonfiction - 2015 Lambda Literary Awards

Best Books of 2014 - Publishers Weekly

Best Books of 2014 - NPR Books

Best Nonficton Books of 2014 - Kirkus Reviews

10 Best Transgender Non-Fiction Books - Advocate

Real Man Adventures Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938073755
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Published: McSweeney's - November 26th, 2013

T Cooper's Real Man Adventures is not a memoir. It's an adventure story--and one packed with all the requisite dark alleys, disguises, leading ladies, and plot twists.

Fire Shut Up in My Bones Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544570115
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2015

New York Times Notable Book | Lambda Literary Award Winner | Long-listed for the PEN Open Book Award

“Charles Blow is the James Baldwin of our age.” — Washington Blade

“[An] exquisite memoir . . .

Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501125652
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Published: Scribner - October 16th, 2018

*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*

*Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal and Kir

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781932841770
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Published: Agate Bolden - August 13th, 2013

Author and essayist Kiese Laymon is one of the most unique, stirring, and powerful new voices in American writing. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a collection of his essays, touching on subjects ranging from family, race, violence, and celebrity to music, writing, and coming of age in Mississippi.

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568589480
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Published: Bold Type Books - May 29th, 2018

From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir.

Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform Cover Image
ISBN: 9781849350884
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Published: AK Press - January 31st, 2012

Gay culture has become a nightmare of consumerism, whether it's an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, or Pottery Barn. Whatever happened to sexual flamboyance and gender liberation, an end to marriage, the military, and the nuclear family?

I'm Afraid of Men Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735235939
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Published: Penguin Canada - August 28th, 2018

Named a Best Book by: The Globe and Mail, Indigo, Out Magazine, Audible, CBC, Apple, Quill & Quire, Kirkus Reviews, Brooklyn Public Library, Writers’ Trust of Canada, Autostraddle, Bitch, and BookRiot.

"Cultural rocket fuel." --Vanity Fair

History Vs. Women + Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy

History vs Women: The Defiant Lives that They Don't Want You to Know Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250146731
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 2nd, 2018

Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains
Women are, and have always been, all these things and more.

Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399580451
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 2nd, 2018

A funny, fact-driven, and illustrated field guide to how to live a feminist life in today's world, from the hosts of the hit Unladylike podcast.

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Event date: 
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

"The function of freedom is to free someone else"--A Reading List About the U.S. Border Crisis

"The function of freedom is to free someone else." -Toni Morrison

Today is June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the June 19th, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas (two years after slavery was abolished more broadly in the United States through the Emancipation Proclamation and six months before the 13th Amendment in December 1865 made slavery unconstitutional.)  It is a day to celebrate freedom and also to remember the genocide of enslaved Africans and African Americans by the U.S. government. 

Today in Texas the U.S. department of Homeland Security continues to enforce a policy created by the Trump administration in April 2018 of "zero tolerance" for migration across the U.S./Mexico border. Adults who are found in violation are separated from their children. Nearly 2,000 immigrant children were separated from parents during six weeks in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security (Washington Post). 


Juneteenth for Mazie (Fiction Picture Books) Cover Image
By Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781623701703
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Published: Picture Window Books - February 1st, 2015

Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history -- the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth. This beautiful story by award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper will captivate both children and adults.

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419705830
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 7th, 2013

We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544223790
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Published: Clarion Books - May 3rd, 2016

In his signature eloquent prose, backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis.

Two White Rabbits Cover Image
ISBN: 9781554987412
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Published: Groundwood Books - October 6th, 2015

In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the U.S. border.

Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553509366
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Editor's Choice

On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II— from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin


Walk with Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9781554988570
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Published: Groundwood Books - March 14th, 2017

A deceptively simple, imaginative story depicting the complex emotional reality of a girl whose father no longer lives at home.

The Wedding Portrait Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609808020
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Published: Triangle Square - October 17th, 2017

The Wedding Portrait is an essential book for kids about standing up for what's right. Here are stories of direct action from around the world that are bookended by the author's wedding story. He and his bride led their wedding party to a  protest, and were captured in a photo by the local newspaper kissing in front of a line of police just before being arrested.

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786851751
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Published: Jump At The Sun - September 1st, 2006

This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.

Doc/Undoc: Documentado/Undocumented Ars Shamanica Performatica Cover Image
By Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Felicia Rice (Artist), Jennifer Gonzalez (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780872867208
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Published: City Lights Books - December 12th, 2017

What does it mean to be documented or undocumented? How do these terms work across borders and boundaries, languages and nations?

No One Is Illegal (Updated Edition): Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608468492
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Published: Haymarket Books - December 26th, 2017

Countering the chorus of anti-immigrant voices that have grown increasingly loud in the current political moment, No One is Illegal exposes the racism of anti-immigration vigilantes and puts a human face on the immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border to work in the United States.

Migrant Brothers: A Poet’s Declaration of Human Dignity Cover Image
By Patrick Chamoiseau, Matthew Amos (Translated by), Fredrik Rönnbäck (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780300232943
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Published: Yale University Press - April 24th, 2018

“If justice had a Jericho trumpet, Chamoiseau would be it.”—Junot Díaz

As migrants embark on perilous journeys across oceans and deserts in pursuit of sanctuary and improved living conditions, what is the responsibility of those safely ensconced in the nations they seek to enter?

Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632865540
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 5th, 2018

From prizewinning journalist and immigration expert Alfredo Corchado comes the sweeping story of the great Mexican migration from the late 1980s to today.

Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062696199
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Published: Dey Street Books - March 6th, 2018

“What makes Trump immune is that he is not a president within the context of a healthy Republican government. He is a cult leader of a movement that has taken over a political party – and he specifically campaigned on a platform of one-man rule. This fact permeates “Can It Happen Here? . . .

ISBN: 9780807057162
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Published: Beacon Press - April 24th, 2018

Revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking book which demystifies twenty-one of the most widespread myths and beliefs about immigrants and immigrations.

Undoing Border Imperialism (Anarchist Interventions #6) Cover Image
By Harsha Walia, Andrea Smith (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781849351348
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Published: AK Press - November 12th, 2013

"Harsha Walia has played a central role in building some of North America's most innovative, diverse, and effective new movements. That this brilliant organizer and theorist has found time to share her wisdom in this book is a tremendous gift to us all."--Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (American Crossroads #43) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520281820
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Published: University of California Press - April 18th, 2016

The United States currently has the largest prison population on the planet. Over the last four decades, structural unemployment, concentrated urban poverty, and mass homelessness have also become permanent features of the political economy. These developments are without historical precedent, but not without historical explanation. In this searing critique, Jordan T.

Security and Terror: American Culture and the Long History of Colonial Modernity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520295384
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Published: University of California Press - May 11th, 2018

When in 1492 Christopher Columbus set out for Asia but instead happened upon the Bahamas, Cuba, and Hispaniola, his error inaugurated a specifically colonial modernity. This is, Security and Terror contends, the colonial modernity within which we still live.

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

"Humane yet often horrifying, Tell Me How It Ends offers a compelling, intimate look at a continuing crisis--and its ongoing cost in an age of increasing urgency." --Jeremy Garber, Powell's Books

Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807079836
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Published: Beacon Press - May 3rd, 2016

An intimate look at the people ensnared by the US detention and deportation system, the largest in the world

No Wall They Can Build: A Guide to Borders and Migration Across North America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998982212
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Published: Crimethinc - July 1st, 2017

No Wall They Can Build scrutinizes the borders that control movement around North America. Drawing on nearly a decade of solidarity work in the desert between Mexico and Arizona, the authors uncover the real goals and costs of US border policy, who benefits from it, and what it will take to change it.

Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations (Indigenous Education) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Fear-Segal (Editor), Susan D. Rose (Editor)
ISBN: 9781496207692
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - November 1st, 2018

The Carlisle Indian School (1879–1918) was an audacious educational experiment. Capt. Richard Henry Pratt, the school’s founder and first superintendent, persuaded the federal government that training Native children to accept the white man’s ways and values would be more efficient than fighting deadly battles.

Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move Cover Image
ISBN: 9781784784744
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Published: Verso - October 10th, 2017

A major new exploration of the refugee crisis, focusing on how borders are formed and policed

We Built the Wall: How the US Keeps Out Asylum Seekers from Mexico, Central America and Beyond Cover Image
By Eileen Truax, Diane Stockwell (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781786632173
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Published: Verso - June 26th, 2018

A Mexican-American lawyer exposes corruption in the US asylum procedure and despotism in the Mexican government

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