Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement ForgotA potent and electrifying critique of today s feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in black feminism Today s feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but

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Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays

Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; EssaysFrom the creator of Elle s Eric Reads the News, a poignant and hilarious memoir in essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding his joy, and every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way R Eric Thomas didn t know he was different until the world told him so Everywhere he

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Something That May Shock and Discredit You

Something That May Shock and Discredit YouFrom the writer of Slates Dear Prudence column comes a witty and clever collection of essays and cultural observations spanning pop culturefrom the endearingly popular to the staggeringly obscure.Sometimes you just have to yell New York Times bestselling author of Texts from Jane Eyre Daniel M.

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This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers

This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of StrangersIn the spirit of James Agee and W G Sebald, a profound work of literary art wedded to photographs As a journalist suddenly skeptical of the power of words to tell the deepest truths of other peoples stories, Jeff Sharlet turned to taking snapshots and posting them on Instagramimages that he then

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Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader

Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-ReaderA New York Times Book Review Editors ChoiceOne of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her lifeI sometimes think I was born reading I can t remember the time when I didn t have a book in my hands, my head lost to the world around me.

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The Toni Morrison Book Club

The Toni Morrison Book ClubIn this startling group memoir, four friendsblack and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American bornuse Toni Morrisons novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the problems of everyday racism and living whole in times of uncertainty Tackling everything from first

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Try to Get Lost: Essays on Travel and Place

Try to Get Lost: Essays on Travel and PlaceThrough the author s travels in Europe and the United States, Try to Get Lost explores the quest for place that compels and defines us the things we carry, how politics infuse geography, media depictions of an idea of home, the ancient and modern reverberations of the word hotel, and the

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Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai

Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in ShanghaiTiny Moons is a collection of essays about food and belonging Nina Mingya Powles journeys between Wellington, Kota Kinabalu and Shanghai, tracing the constants in her life eating and cooking, and the dishes that have come to define her Through childhood snacks, family feasts, Shanghai street food

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Race Man: The Collected Works of Julian Bond, 1960-2015

Race Man: The Collected Works of Julian Bond, 1960-2015An inspiring, historic collection of writings from one of America s most important civil rights leaders Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life Julian Bond helped change this country for the better And what better way to be remembered than that President Barack Obama No one

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Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing

Just an Ordinary Woman BreathingYou have a history, and a body You are a history, and a body Your body has is a history, too As a girl, Julie Marie Wade was uninterested in makeup, boy watching, and other trappings of conventional girlhood, much to her mothers disappointment Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroemovie stars

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Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis

Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife CrisisWhen Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain She was married with children and a good career So why did she feel miserable And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too Calhoun decided to find some

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You Too?

You Too?A timely and heartfelt collection of essays inspired by the MeToo movement, edited by acclaimed young adult and middle grade author Janet Gurtler Featuring Beth Revis, Mackenzi Lee, Ellen Hopkins, Saundra Mitchell, Jennifer Brown, Cheryl Rainfield and many When MeToo went viral, Janet

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Untamed

UntamedIn her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us.

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