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  • White Tears/Brown Scars

    How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color

    by Ruby Hamad ...
    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.Taking us from the slave era, when white women fought in court to keep ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Revolutionary Mothers

    Women in the Struggle for America's Independence

    by Carol Berkin ...
    The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflict.The women of the Revolution were most active at home, organizing boycotts of British goods, raising funds for the fledgling nation, and managing the family business ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Schoolgirls

    Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARWhen Peggy Orenstein's now-classic examination of young girls and self-esteem was first published, it set off a groundswell that continues to this day. Inspired by an American Association of University Women survey that showed a steep decline in confidence as girls reach adolescence, Orenstein set out to explore the obstacles girls face--in school, in the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Burnout

    The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This book is a gift! I’ve been practicing their strategies, and it’s a total game-changer.”—Brené Brown, PhD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dare to LeadThis groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.* ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • American Baby

    A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption

    **“Powerful… Tells a singular story to illuminate a universal truth.”--The New York Times Book ReviewThe shocking truth about postwar adoption in America, told through the bittersweet story of one teenager, the son she was forced to relinquish, and their search to find each other**During the Baby Boom in 1960s America, women were encouraged to stay home and raise large families, but sex and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself

    A New Critical Edition by Angela Y. Davis

    series City Lights Open Media
    A new edition of the African American masterpiece featuring critical essays by Angela Y. Davis.A masterpiece of African American literature, Frederick Douglass's Narrative is the powerful story of an enslaved youth coming into social and moral consciousness by disobeying his white slavemasters and secretly teaching himself to read.Achieving literacy emboldens Douglass to resist, escape and ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • Zoya's Story

    An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

    Kabul was always more beautiful in the snow. Even the piles of rotting rubbish in my street, the only source of food for the scrawny chickens and goats that our neighbors kept outside their mud houses, looked beautiful to me after the snow had covered them in white during the long night.Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and endured more tragedy and terror than most people ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Politicization of Mumsnet

    series SocietyNow
    This book investigates the growing politicization of Mumsnet and its use by politicians to influence middle-class women in the UK. The site's discussion topics go far beyond traditional 'mothering' subjects and encompass politics, feminism and current affairs. Understood as a safe space for gender-critical voices, the site has spawned real-life activism and continues to be both praised and ... Read more

    $19.69 USD

  • Living for the Revolution

    Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980

    The first in-depth analysis of the black feminist movement, Living for the Revolution fills in a crucial but overlooked chapter in African American, women’s, and social movement history. Through original oral history interviews with key activists and analysis of previously unexamined organizational records, Kimberly Springer traces the emergence, life, and decline of several black feminist ... Read more

    $18.69 USD

  • Engendering Democracy in Brazil

    Women's Movements in Transition Politics

    Brazil has the tragic distinction of having endured the longest military-authoritarian regime in South America. Yet the country is distinctive for another reason: in the 1970s and 1980s it witnessed the emergence and development of perhaps the largest, most diverse, most radical, and most successful women's movement in contemporary Latin America. This book tells the compelling story of the rise of ... Read more

    $44.99 USD

  • Artemis

    The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman

    “Jean Shinoda Bolen provides ancient and modern ways to be our authentic, courageous, and passionate selves. Jean herself is an Artemis.”—Gloria SteinemWorshiped in Ancient Greece as a protectress of young girls, Artemis was the goddess of hunting, nature, and chastity—the original “wild woman.” In Artemis, Jungian analyst and bestselling author, Jean Shinoda Bolen, revives the goddess Artemis to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Intersectional Chicana Feminisms

    Sitios y Lenguas

    by Aída Hurtado ...
    series The Mexican American Experience
    Chicana feminisms are living theory deriving value and purpose by affecting social change. Advocating for and demonstrating the importance of an intersectional, multidisciplinary, activist understanding of Chicanas, Intersectional Chicana Feminisms provides a much-needed overview of the key theories, thinkers, and activists that have contributed to Chicana feminist thought.Aída Hurtado, a leading ... Read more

    $17.99 USD


    by Rose McGowan ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A revealing memoir and empowering manifesto - As featured in Ronan Farrow's CATCH AND KILL and Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's SHE SAID"BRAVE works beautifully as a manifesto. It’s a call to arms—not just against the specific men who mistreated McGowan and the men and women who enabled that mistreatment, but against an industry."—The Boston GlobeRose McGowan was born in ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Murder of Helen Jewett

    In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story of the mysterious victim, Helen Jewett.From her beginnings as a servant girl in Maine, Helen Jewett refashioned herself, using four ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • 20 Something, 20 Everything

    A Quarter-life Woman's Guide to Balance and Direction

    The midtwenties through the midthirties can be a time of difficult transition: the security blankets of college and parents are gone, and it’s suddenly time to make far-reaching decisions about career, investments, and adult identity. When author Christine Hassler experienced what she calls the "twenties triangle", she found that she was not alone. In fact, an entire generation of young women is ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Unwell Women

    Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World

    A trailblazing, conversation-starting history of women’s health—from the earliest medical ideas about women’s illnesses to hormones and autoimmune diseases—brought together in a fascinating sweeping narrative.Elinor Cleghorn became an unwell woman ten years ago. She was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease after a long period of being told her symptoms were anything from psychosomatic to a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Women and Jewish Law

    The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today

    by Rachel Biale ...
    How has a legal tradition determined by men affected the lives of women? What are the traditional Jewish views of marriage, divorce, sexuality, contraception, abortion? Women and Jewish Law gives contemporary readers access to the central texts of the Jewish religious tradition on issues of special concern to women. Combining a historical overview with a thoughtful feminist critique, this ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Chica da Silva

    A Brazilian Slave of the Eighteenth Century

    series New Approaches to the Americas
    Júnia Ferreira Furtado offers a fascinating study of the world of a freed woman of color in a small Brazilian town where itinerant merchants, former slaves, Portuguese administrators and concubines interact across social and cultural lines. The child of an African slave and a Brazilian military nobleman of Portuguese descent, Chica da Silva won her freedom using social and matrimonial strategies. ... Read more

    $19.69 USD

  • Doing Harm

    The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick

    Editor of the award-winning site, Maya Dusenbery brings together scientific and sociological research, interviews with doctors and researchers, and personal stories from women across the country to provide the first comprehensive, accessible look at how sexism in medicine harms women today.In Doing Harm, Dusenbery explores the deep, systemic problems that underlie women’s ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls

    Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

    series Music in American Life
    From the 1930s to the 1960s, the booming popularity of country music threw a spotlight on a new generation of innovative women artists. These individuals blazed trails as singers, musicians, and performers even as the industry hemmed in their potential popularity with labels like woman hillbilly, singing cowgirl, and honky-tonk angel.Stephanie Vander Wel looks at the careers of artists like Patsy ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Happy Singlehood

    The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living

    Happy Singlehood charts a way forward for singles to live life on their terms, and shows how everyone—single or coupled—can benefit from accepting solo living. Based on personal interviews, quantitative analysis, and extensive review of singles’ writings and literature, author Elyakim Kislev uncovers groundbreaking insights on how unmarried people create satisfying lives in a world where social ... Read more

    $20.49 USD

  • Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution

    by Rachel Moran ...
    An astonishingly brave memoir of prostitution and its lingering influence on a woman’s psyche and life.“The best work by anyone on prostitution ever, Rachel Moran’s Paid For fuses the memoirist’s lived poignancy with the philosopher’s conceptual sophistication. The result is riveting, compelling, incontestable. Impossible to put down. This book provides all anyone needs to know about the reality ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Red Feminism

    American Communism and the Making of Women's Liberation

    by Kate Weigand ...
    series Reconfiguring American Political History
    The untold history of feminist activism in the American Communist Party from the 1930s–50s and its influence on the women’s liberation movement (Publishers Weekly).Drawing on substantial new research, historian and archivist Kate Weigand disproved the conventional wisdom that the American Communist Party disregarded women’s issues. Weigand argues that, despite the devastating effects of anti ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Reproductive Rights and Wrongs

    The Global Politics of Population Control

    “Those involved in women’s health issues, Third World studies, and economic development should find food for thought” (Kirkus Reviews).This is an updated edition of the “influential study” (Publishers Weekly) of issues surrounding childbirth and the history of population control programs.Challenging conventional wisdom about overpopulation, and uncovering the deeper roots of poverty, environmental ... Read more

    $2.99 USD