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Feminist Non-Fiction

An honest and biting portrayal of one woman's encounter with one aspect of the gender war. Men wrongly assume women don't understand things and attempt to explain them, now known as mansplaining. Rebecca Solnit addresses the highly problematic silencing of women in this effective and thought provoking essay.
A collection of essays that explores the personal evolution of one woman of color. This book is the portrayal of one woman's journey and her experience with feminism, as well as her belief of what being a feminist means. Her commentary on feminism today as well as her reflection on modern culture is eye opening.
The guide to navigating sexism at work. A fight club began in one woman's living room and has expanded to reach everyone that picks up this book. The first rule in the Feminist Fight Club is that everyone must talk about the Feminist Fight Club.
A collection of essays that address feminism, geek culture, and the personal experience of one writer as she tries to navigate writing genre fiction.
Not your typical fairy tales. More than 100 folktales within this work finally boast of the tales of heroines who did not need rescuing. Brave mothers, daring young girls, warrior women, and fearless female rulers of kingdoms come together in the first multicultural collection of it's kind. Every woman and little girl can find a heroine they relate to in this extraordinary work.
A collection of essays that address feminism, geek culture, and the personal experience of one writer as she tries to navigate writing genre fiction.
A twelve hundred year long struggle that's culminated in the creation of feminist consciousness, women's history, and women finally beginning to free their minds from patriarchal thought.
An accessible and refreshing approach to women's history and women's and gender studies that traces the beginnings of the feminist movement in America to the 1920's and follows the post-suffrage movements.
A groundbreaking work of feminist literature that explores the impact of sexism on black women slaves, racism of certain feminists, as well as the devaluation of black womanhood, and the impact black women have had on feminism. A book worthy of a place in every feminists library.
Covering a broad range of cultural issues, Nugent successfully takes her place as an eloquent feminist on the rise in the literary world. Her ability to share her own experiences and articulate possible solutions for those dealing with similar issues is invaluable in a society that still often misunderstands the true meaning of feminism.
A witty and biting examination of feminism's past and present.
Race and gender politics are the focus of this book that examines hip-hop culture and attempts to reconcile feelings of loving hip-hop while simultaneously loathing patriarchy and sexism.
A bold and original collection written by two women who introduce new themes of family and mixed ethnicity and how they impact and change feminism and feminist values.
This book is the result of an empowering online project designed to give women a place to recount everyday sexism, as well as inspire each other with ideas on how to fight back. You are not alone and this book is proof.
One religious woman's account of how Jesus made her into a feminist.
This book holds 28 refreshing and necessary adaptions of classic fairy tales and turns them into striking tales of strong female role models who do not need rescuing.
Reviews the methodology of feminist criticism and examines examples of some of the most critiqued women's literature in history.
Harilyn Russo smashes the idea that her life is built around overcoming her disability, instead, she seeks to overcome the prejudice that surrounds her disability. She offers her very confrontational and honestly necessary personal story here, sharing her empowering journey, and her desire for all of us to stop telling her she is inspirational.
Three women, considered the cornerstones of modern feminism, are detailed here in an enriching and revealing work of their combines biographies.
The wives of King Henry VIII are most often remembered for how they died, but found within this book is a very human reexamination from a feminist point of view that very much returns their humanity to their stories.
40 years ago two groups championing women's rights and family values drew a line in the sand that separated the two different groups and made them liberal vs conservative. The rift continues and is seen in modern politics at every level of government as one group seeks to ensure women's rights and the other tries to control them.
A personal and deeply reported account of five diverse women, including the author, and the prospects, opportunities and frustrations they faced during their first years as graduates from Princeton shares firsthand insights into what today's dynamic and discriminating world now offers female college graduates.
The surprising and captivating memoir and radical manifesto of one of the most controversial women in Hollywood--actress, activist, musician, director, and all-around feminist badass Rose McGowan.
Drawing on her blog, the award-winning author shares a collection of thoughts on aging, belief, the state of literature and the state of the nation.
The best-selling author of The Vagina Monologues presents a series of provocative essays that capture the voices of adolescent women from a variety of cultures, from a Westchester teen who rejects the demands of popularity to a Republic of Congo sex slave.
A collection of essays offers a humorous look at the ups and downs of being a woman of a certain age, discussing the tribulations of maintenance and trying to stop the clock, menopause, and empty nests.
Examines the ways that ultra-Orthodox Jews limit the rights of all women in Israel by insisting on a strict separation of the sexes--even segregated buses--and control marriage, divorce, and conversion, and details attempts at resistance.

Feminist Biographies + Memoirs

Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous 1,100-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal.
Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas - a world of which most Americans are ignorant.
The guitarist for seminal female punk band The Slits traces the story of her influential career, recounting experiences from her creative endeavors with Sid Vicious and her tour with The Clash through her relationship with Mick Jones and the 2012 release of her solo debut.
A portrait of the pioneer of investigative journalism recounts her daring exploits--such as feigning insanity in order to get herself committed to a lunatic asylum so she could expose its horrid conditions.
The wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change and singular 20th-century American civil rights activist presents her full life story, as told before her death to one of her closest confidants.
A portrait of the famed author of "Sex and the Single Girl" examines her role in advancing civil-rights feminism and traces her rags-to-riches story, transformation of "Cosmopolitan," and relationships with such figures as Liz Smith, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Barbara Walters.
The founder of Feministing.com and a columnist for The Guardian US—exploring drugs, sex, harassment, assault, bad boyfriends, abortions, work, family and other topics—shares funny, embarrassing, painful and sometimes illegal moments from her own life that illuminate what it's like to be a woman today.
This extraordinary book - the resplendent philosophical autobiography of the world's foremost Radical Feminist philosopher - offers an imaginative chronicle of Momentous Moments in Mary Daly's A-mazing Voyage. This is a courageous journey which involves leaping beyond the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual walls of patriarchy and, through the process of Re-membering, coming into the fullness of the Expanding Now. Outercourse brilliantly recounts Daly's debunking of patriarchal thought and blazes new paths to freedom by enabling women to Dis-cover the hidden connections that make Sense of their Lives.
A collection of stories by the award-winning author of Bad Feminist explores the hardscrabble lives, passionate loves and quirky human connections experienced by diverse protagonists, including a woman who pretends she does not know that her husband and his identical twin switch places with her.

Not Pretty Enough, the unlikely triumph of Helen Gurley Brown Bad Girls go Everywhere We Should All be Feminists Girls and Sex We were Feminists Once Notorious RBG I'll Take You There Wild My Life on the Road Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl Sisters in Law Dietland Shrill Americanah You Can't Touch my Hair All the Single Ladies Trainwreck You don't have to like me: essays A Vindication of the rights of women

Feminist Fiction

Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous 1,100-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal.
Engaged to the docile May Welland, Newland Archer falls madly in love with the nonconformist Countess Olenska, an older woman with a reputation, but his allegiance to the social code of their set makes their love an impossibility.
Based on the true story of the last woman to be executed in Iceland in 1829, a young woman accused of murdering her master is sent to an isolated rural farm to await execution and tells the farmer's family her side of the story.
Concealing her curious nature behind the façade of a dull and respectable young lady, Faith acquires secrets gleaned from her inability to resist mysteries and resolves to avenge the murder of her scandal-fleeing scientist father.
The lives of three women--Leila, married to an unfaithful husband; Becky, determined to escape the poverty in which she was raised; and Mary, a cleaning woman whose everyday life is a struggle to survive--intersect at a moment of crisis.
In a novel set in England in the 1960s, an independent young woman is faced with a difficult choice when she discovers that she is pregnant after her one and only sexual experience.
A story about the versatility of art is presented as a genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths, and tales from the perspectives of a renaissance artist, the offspring of a 1960s parent, and others.

The Country Girls


Hotel du Lac Beloved, Toni Morrison Children of Blood and Bone The Female Persuasion The Handmaiden's Tale A Room of One's Own The Color Purple The Awakening The Left Hand of Darkness Herland Sister Outsider The Yellow Wallpaper The Female Man The Belljar The Power The Stepford Wives The Gate to Women's Country Only Ever Yours An Untamed State The Robber Bride Dietland The Flame Throwers Emma

The Bostonians The Boston Girl Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Feminist YA Non-Fiction

While most people say they believe in equal rights, the word feminism—America's new F-word—makes people uncomfortable. Explore the history of US feminism through pioneers such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, and Gloria Steinem. Meet modern leaders such as Rebecca Walker and Julie Zeilinger, who are striving to empower women at work, in government, at home—and in cultural and personal arenas. Learn from interviews with movement leaders, scholars, pop stars, and average women, what it means to be a feminist—or to reject it altogether. After reading this book, readers will be able to respond to "Am I a feminist?" with a confident, informed voice.

Feminist Graphic Novels

The One Hundred Nights of Hero Persepolis Castle Waiting Ms. Marvel (1,2,3,4,5,6) Bitch Planet (1,2) Rat Queens (1,2,3) Rapunzel's Revenge Princeless (1,2,3) Sisters Smile A Winkle in Time Lumberjanes (1,2,3,4,5) Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas. The Return of Zita Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust Ghosts Bera the One Headed Troll Amelia Rules The Baby-Sitter's Club (1,2,3,4) Roller Girl Awkward Dragon's Beware Little Robot Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (1,2,3) Delilah Dirk (1,2) Amulet (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) Nimona Giant Days (1,2,3,4,5) Hark A Vagrant Fun Home: A family tragicomic Bitch Planet (1,2) Honor Girl Promethea Monstress (1,2)

Feminist Juvenile Fiction

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
A Swedish tomboy with an unusual style makes life an adventure for her new neighbors.
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

Feminist Juvenile Picture Books

Rosie Revere, Engineer Ada Twist Scientist Grace for President Not All Princesses Dress in Pink The Paperbag Princess Violet the Pilot I Want to be a Cowgirl A is for Activist She Persisted Piggybook Me...Jane Princess Smartypants Amazing Grace Dangerously Ever After Tia Isa Wants a Car Mirette on the high wire Flossie and the Fox Who Says Women Can't be Doctors (+ Programmers) A Girl Named Dan Wolves in the Wall Every-day dressup Goodnight stories for rebel girls Dont Kiss the Frog The Princess and the Peas Olivia and the Fairy Princesses Free to be You and Me Chrysanthemum Dancing in the wings Supersister Miss Rumphius Ladybug Girl? Spaghetti in a hotdog bun Princess Pigsty The Princess Knight Sheila Rae the Brave Brontorinia Librarian on the Roof! Ghosts in the house Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon Freckle Face Strawberry Stephanie's Ponytail Suki's Kimono Apple Farmer Annie? Hilda Must be Dancing

The Ballad of the Pirate Queens Not One Damsel in Distress

Feminist Juvenile Non-fiction

Molly By Golly Susan B Anthony Elizabeth leads the Way harlems Little Blackbird Sonia Sotomayor

Malala Warrior with words Wilma Unlimited The Red Piano The Story of Anne Frank Basketball Belles Marvelous Mattie The Bravest Woman in America Mama played baseball The Story of Ruby Bridges Sky High: THe true story of Maggie Gee You Forgot Your Skirt Amelia Bloomer Little Book of Little Activists Little Leaders: Bold women in black history Strong is the new pretty I Dissent Rosa mary Walker Wears the Pants Rad American Woman A-Z Rad Women Worldwide A is for Activist Sonia Sotomayer: A Judge Grows up in Brooklyn I am Rosa Parks Coco Chanel Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Take Flight Rosie Revere Engineer I am Amelia Earhart Bad Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909 Ada Lovelace: Poet of Science, the First Computer Programmer Separate is never Equal Girls Think of Everything Women in Science 50 The Maid of the North