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bell hooks and Byllye Avery at Charis in 1980s

Photo of bell hooks and Byllye Avery at Charis Books (our Moreland Avenue location) in 1984.

Customers often ask us which is the "best ever" feminist book or which book about feminism they should give someone new to feminism or which book they should read if they are just beginning their feminist journey. We think, as bell hooks says, "feminism is for everybody," but not every feminist book is for every person. Below is a list of our ever-evolving Charis feminist canon. This list is shaped by our personal tastes, our geographies, and our understanding of feminism as a strategy and a tool to understand and dismantle interlocking systems of oppression. This list is also primarily books which are currently accessible and on our shelves because we want you to be able to come in and pick them up today if you see something that excites you. One last caveat: this list is non-fiction and primarily on the subject of feminism. Feminists write novels and poems and books on every subject under the sun. Check out the other lists on this site to find books that we think fit the bill in those subjects. These are books more or less "about" feminism. We hope you find yourself in them and keep on searching. 

Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics By Bell Hooks Cover Image
$38.45
ISBN: 9781138821620
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Published: Routledge - September 26th, 2014

What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives--to see that feminism is for everybody.


This Bridge Called My Back, Fortieth Anniversary Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color By Cherríe Moraga (Editor), Gloria Anzaldúa (Editor) Cover Image
By Cherríe Moraga (Editor), Gloria Anzaldúa (Editor)
$42.49
ISBN: 9781438488288
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Published: State University of New York Press - November 1st, 2021

Fortieth anniversary edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.


Home Girls, 40th Anniversary Edition: A Black Feminist Anthology By Barbara Smith (Editor), Tania Abdulahad (Contributions by), Donna Allegra (Contributions by), Barbara A. Banks (Contributions by), Becky Birtha (Contributions by), Cenen (Contributions by), Professor Cheryl Clarke (Contributions by), Michelle Cliff (Contributions by), Michelle T. Clinton (Contributions by), Willi (Willie) M. Coleman (Contributions by), Toi Derricotte (Contributions by), Alexis De Veaux (Contributions by), Jewelle L. Gomez (Contributions by), Akasha (Gloria) Hull (Contributions by), Patricia Spears Jones (Contributions by), Professor June Jordan (Contributions by), Professor Audre Lorde (Contributions by), Raymina Y. Mays (Contributions by), Deidre McCalla (Contributions by), Chirlane McCray (Contributions by), Pat Parker (Contributions by), Linda C. Powell (Contributions by), Bernice Johnson Reagon (Contributions by), Spring Redd (Contributions by), Gwendolyn Rogers (Contributions by), Kate Rushin (Contributions by), Ann Allen Shockley (Contributions by), Barbara Smith (Contributions by), Beverly Smith (Contributions by), Shirley O. Steele (Contributions by), Luisah Teish (Contributions by), Jameelah Waheed (Contributions by), Alice Walker (Contributions by), Renita J. Weems (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Barbara Smith (Editor), Tania Abdulahad (Contributions by), Donna Allegra (Contributions by), Barbara A. Banks (Contributions by), Becky Birtha (Contributions by), Cenen (Contributions by), Professor Cheryl Clarke (Contributions by), Michelle Cliff (Contributions by), Michelle T. Clinton (Contributions by), Willi (Willie) M. Coleman (Contributions by), Toi Derricotte (Contributions by), Alexis De Veaux (Contributions by), Jewelle L. Gomez (Contributions by), Akasha (Gloria) Hull (Contributions by), Patricia Spears Jones (Contributions by), Professor June Jordan (Contributions by), Professor Audre Lorde (Contributions by), Raymina Y. Mays (Contributions by), Deidre McCalla (Contributions by), Chirlane McCray (Contributions by), Pat Parker (Contributions by), Linda C. Powell (Contributions by), Bernice Johnson Reagon (Contributions by), Spring Redd (Contributions by), Gwendolyn Rogers (Contributions by), Kate Rushin (Contributions by), Ann Allen Shockley (Contributions by), Barbara Smith (Contributions by), Beverly Smith (Contributions by), Shirley O. Steele (Contributions by), Luisah Teish (Contributions by), Jameelah Waheed (Contributions by), Alice Walker (Contributions by), Renita J. Weems (Contributions by)
$27.95
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Published: Rutgers University Press - October 13th, 2023

Home Girls, the pioneering anthology of Black feminist thought, features writing by Black feminist and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on Black women's lives and contains work by many of feminism's foremost thinkers.


Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza 5th Edition By Gloria Anzaldúa Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781951874025
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Published: Aunt Lute Books - March 1st, 2022

Named one of the "Best Books of 1987" by Library Journal

Selected by Utne Reader as part of its "Alternative Canon" in 1998

One of Hungry Mind Review's "Best 100 Books of the 20th Century"


Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, 2nd Edition By Joyce Green (Editor) Cover Image
By Joyce Green (Editor)
$42.00
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ISBN: 9781552668832
Published: Fernwood Publishing - October 2nd, 2017

The first edition of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism proposed that Indigenous feminism was a valid and indeed essential theoretical and activist position, and introduced a roster of important Indigenous feminist contributors.


Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics (Decolonizing Feminisms) By Lynn Fujiwara (Editor), Shireen Roshanravan (Editor), Piya Chatterjee (Editor) Cover Image
By Lynn Fujiwara (Editor), Shireen Roshanravan (Editor), Piya Chatterjee (Editor)
$34.50
ISBN: 9780295744353
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Published: University of Washington Press - November 21st, 2018

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics brings together groundbreaking essays that speak to the relationship between Asian American feminisms, feminist of color work, and transnational feminist scholarship.


I'm Afraid of Men By Vivek Shraya Cover Image
$16.00
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.

Finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award, Transgender Nonfiction
Nominated for the 2019 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award


Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Cover Image
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 30th, 2018

In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.


Greater than the Sum of Our Parts: Feminism, Inter/Nationalism, and Palestine By Nada Elia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780745347479
Published: Pluto Press - January 20th, 2023

An inspiring and intersectional re-imagining of the path to liberation in Palestine

How is the struggle for Palestinian freedom bound up in other freedom struggles, and how are activists coming together globally to achieve justice and liberation for all?

In this bold book, Palestinian activist Nada Elia unpacks Zionism, from its hyper militarism to incarceration, its


Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Live Girls) By Daisy Hernández (Editor), Bushra Rehman (Editor) Cover Image
By Daisy Hernández (Editor), Bushra Rehman (Editor)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781580057769
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Published: Seal Press - July 16th, 2019

Newly revised and updated, this landmark anthology offers gripping portraits of American life as seen through the eyes of young women of color


White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color By Ruby Hamad 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.


The Trouble with White Women: A Counterhistory of Feminism By Kyla Schuller, Brittney Cooper (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Kyla Schuller, Brittney Cooper (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781645036876
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Published: Bold Type Books - May 2nd, 2023

An incisive history of self-serving white feminists and the inspiring women who’ve continually defied them

Women including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, and Sheryl Sandberg are commonly celebrated as leaders of feminism. Yet they have fought for the few, not the many.


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525560562
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption By Rafia Zakaria Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324035992
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2022

A radically inclusive, intersectional, and transnational approach to the fight for women’s rights.


Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity By Chandra Talpade Mohanty Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780822330219
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Published: Duke University Press - February 28th, 2003

Bringing together classic and new writings of the trailblazing feminist theorist Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Feminism without Borders addresses some of the most pressing and complex issues facing contemporary feminism.


Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique By Loretta Ross (Editor), Erika Derkas (Editor), Whitney Peoples (Editor) Cover Image
By Loretta Ross (Editor), Erika Derkas (Editor), Whitney Peoples (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781558614376
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Published: Feminist Press - November 14th, 2017

This anthology assembles two decades of work initiated by SisterSong Women of Color Health Collective, creators of the human rights-based "reproductive justice" framework to move beyond polarized pro-choice/pro-life debates.


In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose By Alice Walker Cover Image
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Published: Amistad - November 28th, 2023

In this groundbreaking classic essay collection, Alice Walker speaks out as a Black woman, writer, mother, and feminist on topics ranging from the personal to the political.

This edition includes a new Letter to the Reader by Alice Walker.


Abolition. Feminism. Now. By Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642592580
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 18th, 2022

As a politic and a practice, abolition increasingly shapes our political moment -- halting the construction of new jails and propelling movements to divest from policing.


Women, Race & Class By Angela Y. Davis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394713519
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Published: Vintage - February 12th, 1983

A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.


Black Women Taught Us: An Intimate History of Black Feminism By Jenn M. Jackson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593243336
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Published: Random House - January 23rd, 2024

A reclamation of essential history and a hopeful gesture toward a better political future, this is what listening to Black women looks like—from a professor of political science and columnist for Teen Vogue.


Burn It Down!: Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution By Breanne Fahs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781788735384
Published: Verso - March 24th, 2020

A comprehensive collection of feminist manifestos, chronicling rage and dreams from the nineteenth century to the present day


But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies By Hull (Editor), Patricia Bell-Scott (Editor), Barbara Smith (Editor) Cover Image
By Hull (Editor), Patricia Bell-Scott (Editor), Barbara Smith (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781558618985
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Published: Feminist Press - September 1st, 2015

Originally published in 1982, All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies is the first comprehensive collection of black feminist scholarship. Featuring contributions from Alice Walker and the Combahee River Collective, this book is vital to today's conversation on race and gender in America.


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.


How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Editor) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608468553
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Published: Haymarket Books - December 5th, 2017

The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women's liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s.


A Short History of Trans Misogyny By Jules Gill-Peterson Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781804291566
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Published: Verso - January 30th, 2024

An accessible, bold new vision for the future of intersectional trans feminism, called "one of the best books in trans studies in recent years" by Susan Stryker

“A beautifully written and argued book.” - Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby


Data Feminism (Strong Ideas) By Catherine D'Ignazio, Lauren F. Klein Cover Image
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Published: The MIT Press - October 3rd, 2023

A new way of thinking about data science and data ethics that is informed by the ideas of intersectional feminism.


Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds By Adrienne Maree Brown Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849352604
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Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

In the tradition of Octavia Butler, radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want.


Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals By Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Adrienne Maree Brown (Foreword by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781849353977
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Published: AK Press - November 17th, 2020

Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic cousins are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions our species has imposed on the ocean.


The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet By Leah Thomas Cover Image
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Published: Voracious - March 8th, 2022

From the 2022 TIME100 Next honoree and the activist who coined the term comes a primer on intersectional environmentalism for the next generation of activists looking to create meaningful, inclusive, and sustainable change. 

The Intersectional Environmentalist examines the inextricable link between environmentalism, racism, and privilege, and promo


The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love By Sonya Renee Taylor, Ijeoma Oluo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Sonya Renee Taylor, Ijeoma Oluo (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781523090990
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - February 9th, 2021

"To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves...'The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all embrace." 
--Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum 


For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color By Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez Cover Image
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Published: Seal Press - October 11th, 2022

This “electrifying debut” (Los Angeles Times) arms women of color with the tools and knowledge they need to find success on their own terms  

For generations, Brown girls have had to push against powerful forces of sexism, racism, and classism, often feeling alone in the struggle. By founding Latina Rebels, Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríg


The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century By Amia Srinivasan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250858795
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Published: Picador - September 20th, 2022

“Laser-cut writing and a stunning intellect. If only every writer made this much beautiful sense.” —Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women


Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought By Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Editor) Cover Image
By Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781565842564
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Published: New Press - September 1st, 1995

The first major anthology to trace the development, from the early 1800s to the present, of black feminist thought in the United States, Words of Fire is Beverly Guy-Sheftall's comprehensive collection of writings, in the feminist tradition, of more than sixty African American women.


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

This classic manifesto is “a foundational text for anyone hoping to understand transgender politics and culture in the U.S.


The Feminine Mystique By Betty Friedan, Gail Collins (Introduction by), Anna Quindlen (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Betty Friedan, Gail Collins (Introduction by), Anna Quindlen (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780393346787
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 3rd, 2013

Landmark, groundbreaking, classic these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of the problem that has no name: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women's confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home.


The Second Sex By Simone De Beauvoir, Constance Borde (Translated by), Sheila Malovany-Chevallier (Translated by) Cover Image
By Simone De Beauvoir, Constance Borde (Translated by), Sheila Malovany-Chevallier (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307277787
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Published: Vintage - May 3rd, 2011

Simone de Beauvoir’s essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness. Unabridged in English for the first time, this long-awaited edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation.


Men Explain Things to Me By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608464661
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2015

"This slim book--seven essays, punctuated by enigmatic, haunting paintings by Ana Teresa Fernandez--hums with power and wit."--Boston Globe

"The antidote to mansplaining."--The Stranger

"Feminist, frequently funny, unflinchingly honest and often scathing in its conclusions."--Salon


Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class and Gender By Mia McKenzie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780988628632
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Published: Bgd Press, Inc. - May 5th, 2014

Mia McKenzie, creator of the enormously popular website Black Girl Dangerous, writes about race, queerness, class and gender in a concise, compelling voice filled at different times with humor, grief, rage, and joy.


On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978 By Adrienne Rich Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393312850
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 1995

At issue are the politics of language; the uses of scholarship; and the topics of racism, history, and motherhood among others called forth by Rich as "part of the effort to define a female consciousness which is political, aesthetic, and erotic, and which refuses to be included or contained in the culture of passivity.


We Should All Be Feminists By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 2015

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Americanah, “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama).


Bad Feminist: Essays By Roxane Gay Cover Image
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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 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.


Gender & Sexuality For Beginners By Jaimee Garbacik, Jeffrey Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jaimee Garbacik, Jeffrey Lewis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781934389690
Published: For Beginners - June 11th, 2013

What does sexual orientation mean if the very categories of gender are in question? How do we measure equality when our society's definitions of "male" and "female" leave out much of the population? There is no consensus on what a "real" man or woman is, where one's sex begins and ends, or what purpose the categories of masculine and feminine traits serve.


Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements By Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, Astrid Henry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631490545
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Published: Liveright - July 27th, 2015

Eschewing the conventional wisdom that places the origins of the American women's movement in the nostalgic glow of the late 1960s, Feminism Unfinished traces the beginnings of this seminal American social movement to the 1920s, in the process creating an expanded, historical narrative that dramatically rewrites a century of American women's history.


Feminist, Queer, Crip By Alison Kafer Cover Image
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Published: Indiana University Press - May 16th, 2013

In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit.


A Vindication of the Rights of Woman By Mary Wollstonecraft, Miriam Brody (Editor), Miriam Brody (Introduction by), Miriam Brody (Notes by) Cover Image
By Mary Wollstonecraft, Miriam Brody (Editor), Miriam Brody (Introduction by), Miriam Brody (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780141441252
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 28th, 2004

Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792.


When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down By Joan Morgan Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 2nd, 2000

“Morgan has given an entire generation of black feminists space and language to center their pleasures alongside their politics.” —Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness

“All that and then some, Chickenheads informs and educates, confronts and charms, raises the bar high by getting down low, and, to steal


The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love By bell hooks Cover Image
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Published: Washington Square Press - December 21st, 2004

From the New York Times bestselling author of All About Love, a brave and astonishing work that challenges patriarchal culture and encourages men to reclaim the best part of themselves.

Everyone needs to love and be loved—even men.


The Guy's Guide to Feminism By Michael Kaufman, Michael Kimmel Cover Image
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Published: Seal Press - October 25th, 2011

Written by and for men, the ultimate guide to becoming a strong male ally in the 21st century


Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (Routledge Classics) By Judith Butler Cover Image
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Published: Routledge - May 12th, 2006

One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler's Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial.


Yell-Oh Girls!: Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American By Vickie Nam Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060959449
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 31st, 2001

In this groundbreaking collection of personal writings, young Asian American girls come together for the first time and engage in a dynamic converstions about the unique challenges they face in their lives.


Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty By Dorothy Roberts Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - December 29th, 1998

In 1997, this groundbreaking book made a powerful entrance into the national conversation on race. In a media landscape dominated by racially biased images of welfare queens and crack babies, Killing the Black Body exposed America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies.


Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women's Liberation Movement By Joyce Antler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781479802548
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Published: New York University Press - April 14th, 2020

Finalist, 2019 PROSE Award in Biography, given by the Association of American Publishers

Fifty years after the start of the women's liberation movement, a book that at last illuminates the profound impact Jewishness and second-wave feminism had on each other


A Room Of One's Own: The Virginia Woolf Library Authorized Edition By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
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Published: Mariner Books Classics - December 27th, 1989

Virginia Woolf's landmark inquiry into women's role in society

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed.


Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements By Charlene Carruthers Cover Image
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Published: Beacon Press - August 27th, 2019

A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.


Dear Sisters: Dispatches From The Women's Liberation Movement By Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, Linda Gordon Cover Image
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Published: Basic Books - May 17th, 2001

Today's women are so comfortable in their authority that they often forget to credit the women's liberation movement of the 1960s and '70s for paving the way—from the kitchen to the boardroom, from sexual harassment to self-defense, from cheerleading on the sidelines to playing center on the team.


Cunt (20th Anniversary Edition): A Declaration of Independence (Live Girls) By Inga Muscio Cover Image
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Published: Seal Press - March 13th, 2018

The twentieth-anniversary edition of the original women's empowerment manifesto

An ancient title of respect for women, the word "cunt" long ago veered off its noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim the term as a positive and powerful force in their lives.


The Crunk Feminist Collection By Brittney C. Cooper (Editor), Susana M. Morris (Editor), Robin M. Boylorn (Editor) Cover Image
By Brittney C. Cooper (Editor), Susana M. Morris (Editor), Robin M. Boylorn (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781558619432
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Published: Feminist Press - January 10th, 2017

For the Crunk Feminist Collective, their academic day jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted--relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events. To address this void, they started a blog.


Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive By Kristen J. Sollee Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780996485272
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Published: Threel Media - June 20th, 2017

Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a tortuous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of "witch feminism" through art, film, music, fashion, literature, technology, religion, pop culture, and politics.


As timely as it is well-written, this clear-eyed collection is just what I need right now.”  —Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming


Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good By Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor) Cover Image
By Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781849353267
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Published: AK Press - March 19th, 2019

How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life?


50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution By Katherine Spillar (Editor), Eleanor Smeal (Introduction by), Gloria Steinem (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Katherine Spillar (Editor), Eleanor Smeal (Introduction by), Gloria Steinem (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780593321560
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Published: Knopf - September 19th, 2023

The New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice A celebration of Ms.—the most startling, most audacious, most norm-breaking of the magazine's groundbreaking pieces on women, men, politics (sexual and otherwise), marriage, family, education, work, motherhood, and reproductive rights, as well as the best of the magazine’s fiction, poetry, and letters.