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  • A Trans Man Walks Into a Gay Bar

    A Journey of Self (and Sexual) Discovery

    'On the bookshelves, there was plenty of stuff on being gay, and much needed, joyous accounts of what it is to be trans, but nothing really that encapsulates what is it to be both - to exist in the hazy terrain between.'After his relationship with his girlfriend of 5 years ended, Harry realised he was a single adult for the first time - not only that, but a single, transmasculine and newly out gay ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • How to Say Babylon

    A Memoir

    **A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!With echoes of Educated and Born a Crime, How to Say Babylon is the stunning story of the author’s struggle to break free of her rigid Rastafarian upbringing, ruled by her father’s strict patriarchal views and repressive control of her childhood, to find her own voice as a woman and poet.**Throughout her childhood, Safiya Sinclair’s father, a volatile ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • A Brief History of the Female Body

    An Evolutionary Look at How and Why the Female Form Came to Be

    From breasts and orgasms to periods, pregnancies, and menopause—A Brief History of the Female Body is a fascinating science book explaining the mysteries of the female body through an evolutionary lens.Let's face it: The female body is an enigma. For teenagers first experiencing their periods, the monthly arrival of mood swings and cramps can be agonizing and inconvenient. With pregnancy—perhaps ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • But Some of Us Are Brave

    Black Women's Studies

    Published in 1982, But Some of Us Are Brave was the first-ever Black women's studies reader and a foundational text of contemporary feminism.Featuring writing from eminent scholars, activists, teachers, and writers, such as the Combahee River Collective and Alice Walker, All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Bravechallenges the absence of Black feminist thought in ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Better Living Through Birding

    Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up."Wondrous . . . captivating.”—Ed Yong, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of An Immense WorldChristian Cooper is a self-described “Blerd” (Black nerd), an avid ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • He/She/They

    How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters

    Go‑to expert on gender identity, Schuyler Bailar, offers an essential, urgent guide that changes the conversation.Anti-transgender legislation is being introduced in state governments around the United States in record-breaking numbers. Trans people are under attack in sports, healthcare, school curriculum, bathrooms, bars, and nearly every walk of life. He/She/They clearly and compassionately ... Read more

    $15.99 USD


  • The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition

    The Power of Radical Self-Love

    New York Times bestseller! "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 ForumHumans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves

    Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

    "Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to 'civilize' us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Let This Radicalize You

    Organizing and the Revolution of Reciprocal Care

    What fuels and sustains activism and organizing when it feels like our worlds are collapsing? Let This Radicalize You is a practical and imaginative resource for activists and organizers building power in an era of destabilization and catastrophe.Longtime organizers and movement educators Mariame Kaba and Kelly Hayes examine some of the political lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly.”—Entertainment WeeklyNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO® STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND ROSE BYRNE • ONE OF THE “MOST INFLUENTIAL” (CNN), “DEFINING” (LITHUB), AND “BEST” (THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Revolutionary Mothers

    Women in the Struggle for America's Independence

    by Carol Berkin ...
    **A groundbreaking history of the American Revolution that “vividly recounts Colonial women’s struggles for independence—for their nation and, sometimes, for themselves.... [Her] lively book reclaims a vital part of our political legacy" (**Los Angeles Times Book Review).The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Side Affects

    On Being Trans and Feeling Bad

    by Hil Malatino ...
    How the “bad feelings” of trans experience inform trans survival and flourishingSome days—or weeks, or months, or even years—being trans feels bad. Yet as Hil Malatino points out, there is little space for trans people to think through, let alone speak of, these bad feelings. Negative emotions are suspect because they unsettle narratives of acceptance or reinforce virulently phobic framings of ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Ejaculate Responsibly

    A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn Ejaculate Responsibly, Gabrielle Blair offers a provocative reframing of the abortion issue in post-Roe America.In a series of 28 brief arguments, Blair deftly makes the case for moving the abortion debate away from controlling and legislating women’s bodies and instead directs the focus on men’s lack of accountability in preventing unwanted pregnancies.Highly ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism

    Fourteen provocative papers on the oppression of women in capitalist countries, along with three articles on the subordinate position of women in two communist countries, Cuba and China. These important, often path-breaking articles are arranged in five basic sections, the titles of which indicate the broad range of issues being considered: Introduction; motherhood, reproduction, and male ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • First Year Out

    A Transition Story

    From laser hair removal and coming out to her parents, through to dating, voice training and gender reassignment surgery, this intimate and witty graphic novel follows the character of Lily as she transitions to living as her true, female self. Providing support and guidance on a range of issues such as hormones, medical procedures and relationships, the story traces the everyday thoughts, ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Glitter Up the Dark

    How Pop Music Broke the Binary

    by Sasha Geffen ...
    series American Music Series
    Why has music so often served as an accomplice to transcendent expressions of gender? Why did the query "is he musical?" become code, in the twentieth century, for "is he gay?" Why is music so inherently queer? For Sasha Geffen, the answers lie, in part, in music’s intrinsic quality of subliminal expression, which, through paradox and contradiction, allows rigid gender roles to fall away in a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Disordered Cosmos

    A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

    From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos—and a call for a more liberatory practice of science.Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & TechnologyWinner of the 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in ScienceWinner of the 2022 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles AwardA Finalist for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardA ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Invisible Mothers

    Unseen Yet Hypervisible after Incarceration

    Drawing on interviews conducted throughout New York City, Black feminist criminologist Janet Garcia-Hallett shares the traditionally silenced voices of formerly incarcerated mothers of color and exposes the difficult realities they face when reentering the community and navigating motherhood. Patriarchy, misogyny, and systemic racism marginalize and criminalize these mothers, pushing them into the ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings

    The first edited volume of work by the legendary undercover journalistBorn Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly was one of the first and best female journalists in America and quickly became a national phenomenon in the late 1800s, with a board game based on her adventures and merchandise inspired by the clothes she wore. Bly gained fame for being the first “girl stunt reporter,” writing stories ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • Care Work

    Dreaming Disability Justice

    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.Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pockets

    An Intimate History of How We Keep Things Close

    “Who knew the humble pocket could hold so much history? In this enthralling and always surprising account, Hannah Carlson turns the pocket inside out and out tumble pocket watches, coins, pistols, and a riveting centuries-long social and political history.” ―**Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United StatesPockets "showcases the best features of cultural history: a lively ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $7.99 USD

  • In Order to Live

    A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

    **“I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.” - Yeonmi Park"One of the most harrowing stories I have ever heard - and one of the most inspiring." - The Bookseller“Park's remarkable and inspiring story shines a light on a country whose inhabitants live in misery beyond comprehension. Park's important memoir showcases the strength of the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Fair Play

    A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)

    by Eve Rodsky ...
    **A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK"A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with."--Reese WitherspoonTired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way...**It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the "shefault" parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Breaking Bread

    Insurgent Black Intellectual Life

    In this provocative and captivating dialogue, bell hooks and Cornel West come together to discuss the dilemmas, contradictions, and joys of Black intellectual life. The two friends and comrades in struggle talk, argue, and disagree about everything from community to capitalism in a series of intimate conversations that range from playful to probing to revelatory. In evoking the act of breaking ... Read more

    $42.99 USD