Whether you plan to attend the Women's March on Washington, or just want to improve your knowledge of feminist issues, you may want to check out some books on the subject. We stock lots of interesting titles for kids and adults in social science, history, biography & memoir, and many other categories. Of course, there is nothing wrong with reading a great novel to feel empowered as well. Books have the power to present us with different perspectives, experiences, and knowledge from that which we have culled from our own lives. They are opportunities to exam the world through unique lenses, to refine and redefine our perceptions. Plus, we have the luxury of learning at our own pace. We can devour all of the information rapidly or we can slow down, reread, and pause when we need to reflect. Allow me to give you a small list of possible titles for your consideration.
Think of Dead Feminists as that survey course you forgot to take in college, or slept through, or avidly loved and want to revisit. Here's the introduction you want, bound beautifully in an edition that you will enjoy keeping--or sharing!
Here's a researched look at how young women think, feel and respond to sexuality in high school and college. Orenstein also addresses issues of assault as it pertains to campuses,etc.
For younger readers who may be less familiar with Sally Ride, this is a larger format book with photographs celebrating a very important female astronaut. The title was selected as a 2016 National Science Association's Outstanding Science Trades book.
"Difficult" or "nasty" women are given a chance to have their say in this new collection of short stories by critically acclaimed author, Roxane Gay. If your tastes tend toward fiction, but you like substance, here is a perfect book to add to your library.
Need a great and inspiring picture book for a little one? Try Ada Twist, Scientist. Ada is a bright and curious character who loves getting to the bottom of how things work.
These are just a tiny sample of seemingly endless possibilities! Please come in and let us guide you to just the right book for you. If you are interested, our shelves will always help guide you with useful recommendation cards and a knowledgeable staff. And if you are going to the Women's March on Washington, I'll be rooting you on from right here at Bookbug. Thank you.