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Hopkinson, Deborah

Summary: Chronicles the women's rights movement in the United States, from the beginning of the movement in the nineteenth century and the fight for equal rights in the 1960s to such present-day events as the Women's March in 2017.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2018

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In this essay -- adapted from her TEDx talk of the same name -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 ADI

Summary: Chronicles the birth of the modern women's liberation movement in the 1960s and early 1970s, covering the emergence of the National Organization (NOW), as well as more radical factions such as WITCH (Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell!). Includes new and archival interviews with feminists of that era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SHE

Summary: On April 30, 1971, a standing-room-only crowd of New York's intellectual elite packed the city's Town Hall theater to see Norman Mailer, fresh from the controversy over his essay 'The Prisoner of Sex' and the backlash it received from leaders of the women's movement, tangle with a panel of four prominent female thinkers and activists: Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TOW

Polak, Monique

Summary: "This nonfiction book encourages teens to stand up for equality and speak out against injustice"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.4 POL

McCully, Emily Arnold

Summary: "Prepare to discover new heroes among these twenty-one women who challenged the status quo, championed others, and made their voices heard. From Jane Addams to Alice Waters, from groundbreaking artists and social justice advocates to scientific pioneers and business innovators, a strong thread of trailblazing women runs through American history. Written in compelling, accessible prose and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney/Hyperion 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 MCC

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. 'Dear Ijeawele' is Adichie's letter of response. Here are fifteen suggestions for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 ADI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.133 ADI

Kulling, Monica

Summary: "It's not fair." Susan B. Anthony was very concerned about fairness and equality for women and girls in America. She knew it wasn't fair to pay a woman less than a man for the same job. She knew it wasn't fair not to allow women to vote in elections. In fact, it was illegal for women to vote. But she felt so strongly, she voted in an election--and was arrested--anyway. Young readers will learn...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN KUL

Dhaliwal, Aminder

Summary: When a birth defect wipes out the planet's entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society's ashes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 DHA

Beauvoir, Simone de

Summary: Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir's masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of "woman," and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness. This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage 2011

Merberg, Julie

Summary: Rhyming text presents the argument that girls and boys are equal, offering such lessons as "no means no" and "women's rights are human rights."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Downtown Bookworks 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD MER

Wollstonecraft, Mary

Summary: First published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman created a scandal in its day, largely, perhaps, because of the unconventional lifestyle of its creator. Today, it is considered the first great manifesto of women’s rights, arguing passionately for the education of women: "Tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavor to keep women in the dark, because the former want...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dover Publications 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 WOL

Dworkin, Andrea

Summary: "Radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin was a caricature of the manhater in the popular imagination as well as a polarizing figure within the women's movement, infamous for her antipornography stance in the 1970s and 1980s. Now, more than a decade after her death, this timely collection of her writing showcases the prescience of her analyses: of the genocidal character of sexual violence; of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Semiotext(e) 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 DWO

Hills, Rachel

Summary: "Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues that we are in the grip of a new brand of sexual control. Cosmopolitan meets Foucault in this full-scale investigation of the role that sex plays in today's culture. Coming of age in the early 2000s,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.7 Hills

Hogan, Kristen

Summary: "From the 1970s through the 1990s more than one hundred feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some of feminism's most complex conversations. Kristen Hogan traces the feminist bookstore movement's rise and eventual fall, restoring its radical work to public feminist memory. The bookwomen at the heart of this story-mostly lesbians and including women of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 381 HOG

Conkling, Winifred

Summary: Throughout the years, Gloria Steinem is perhaps the single-most iconic figure associated with women's rights, her name practically synonymous with the word "feminism." Documenting everything from her boundary-pushing journalistic career to the foundation of Ms. magazine to being awarded the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom, Winifred Conkling's Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life is a meticulously...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 STE

Carpenter, Angelica Shirley

Summary: Radical, feminist, writer, suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage changed the course of history. She fought for equal rights not dependent on sex, race, class, or creed. Yet her name has faded into obscurity. She is forgotten when her comrades, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, are celebrated. To explain, Angelica Shirley Carpenter explores Gage's life, including her rise and fall within the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: South Dakota Historical Society Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 GAG

Summary: Nineteen graduates of the Class of '69 of the all women's Skidmore College discuss what it was like to live through the tumultuous era of the late '60s and how the experience defined and empowered them as women.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Fleiss, Anna

Summary: Trailblazing women take center stage in Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch, a collection of stylish patterns and capsule biographies that celebrates some of our favorite lady heroes. Feminism is back in the spotlight, and powerful women, from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Malala Yousafzai to Gloria Steinem and Michelle Obama, have inspired a whole new generation to smash the patriarchy. With an introduction...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Running Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 746.443 FLE

Frances-White, Deborah

Summary: Defines a new brand of feminists alongside the mainstream and the radical: the guilty. Those who subscribe to the core of feminism but...fill in the blank. But you got distracted trying face creams at a department store in the middle of a Women's March, or you've imagined a future of winning the lottery more often than a future without the patriarchy -- all of the caveats that leave many women...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4209 FRA

Summary: "A scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including celebrities and public figures, and featuring more than forty-four pieces, including an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.4 HER

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SUF

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD SUF

Wolitzer, Meg

Summary: Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WOL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WOL

Bates, Laura

Summary: "They told you that you need to be thin and beautiful. They told you to wear longer skirts, avoid going out late at night, and move in groups--never accept drinks from a stranger, and wear shoes you can run in more easily than heels. They told you to wear just enough make-up to look presentable but not enough to be a slut; to dress to flatter your apple, pear, hourglass figure, but not to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.2 BAT

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