“I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.”
~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

As we conclude the year of our 35th anniversary, we launch programming for 2022.

An important part of our work is creating social change, which means shifting attitude, behavior, and culture. We are keeping the conversation going about disruptors who are changing the power dynamics with numerous books and discussions throughout 2022. Join us for one, or several.  Read all 35 or just skim one!

 

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LIST OF 35 BOOKS TO READ

Title Secondary Title Author or Editor Register for Book Discussion
An American Sunrise A Collection of Poetry Joy Harjo  
Broad Band The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet Claire L. Evans  
Burn It Down Women Writing About Anger Lilly Dancyger  
Fair Play   Eve Rodsky  
Funding Feminism Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1970-1967 Joan Marie Johnson Register for Funding Feminism on 3.29.2022
Girl, Woman, Other A Novel Bernardine Evaristo  
Good and Mad The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger Rebecca Traister  
Hood Feminism Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Mikki Kendall Register for Hood Feminism on 2.24.2022
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb  
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings   Maya Angelou  
In Search of Our Mother’s Garden   Alice Walker  
Know My Name   Chanel Miller  
Lakota Woman   Mary Crow Dog Register for Lakota Women on 9.22.2022
Moving Beyond Words Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking Boundaries of Gender Gloria Steinem  
No One is Too Small to Make a Difference   Greta Thunberg  
Notorious RBG The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Irin Carmon and

Shana Knizhnik

Register for Notorious RBG on 6.14.2022
Playing Through the Fence Stories from 19 Women Who Challenged Stereotypes, Prejudice and Other Barriers to Achieve Career Success Mary J. Dowell  
Purposeful Hustle Direct Your Life’s Work Towards Making a Positive Impact Deanna Singh Register for Purposeful Hustle on 8.10.2022
Song of Solomon   Toni Morrison  
Spiderwoman’s Web Traditional Native American Tales About Women’s Power Susan Hazen-Hammond  
All About Love   Bell Hooks  
The Bell Jar   Sylvia Plath  
The Book Woman of Troublesome County   Kim Michele Richardson  
The Education of an Idealist A memoir Samantha Power  
The Feminine Mystique    Betty Friedan Register for The Feminine Mystique on 5.18.2022
The Latehomecomer A Hmong Family Memoir Kao Kalia Yang  
The Purpose of Power How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Alicia Garza Register for The Purpose of Power on 7.27.2022
The Undocumented America   Karla Cornejo Villavicencio  
Unbought and Unbossed   Shirley Chisholm  
Vanguard How Black Women  Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All Martha S. Jones  
We Should All Be Feminists   Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche  
What I Told My Daughter Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women

Nina Tassler with

Cynthia Littleton

 
When Everything Changed The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present Gail Collins Register for When Everything Changed on 10.13.2022
Women of the Suffrage Movement Women Who Dare

Janice E. Ruth and

Evelyn Sinclair

 
Women, Culture, & Politics   Angela Davis