Sacramento Public Library

One Year Anniversary of the Women's March

    And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists

    And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists - Helen LaKelly Hunt

    This account of faith and solidarity excavates the forgotten radical activism that confronted race and gender in pre–Civil War America.
    Brave

    Brave - Rose McGowan

    The Charmed star and award-winning director traces her remarkable childhood escape from an Italian cult and her meteoric rise to one of Hollywood's most famous actresses, describing how she endured nightmarish exposure and sexualization before committing herself to feminist causes.
    Crafting the Resistance: 35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist

    Crafting the Resistance: 35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist - Lara Neel & Heather Marano

    Showing readers how to knit, sew and craft their way to empowerment, a collection of rebellious girl-powered, easy-to-make, kickass projects, accompanied by essays and quotes on the history and importance of craftivism, is the ultimate book for political crafters, DIY activists and any others who are part of the resistance.
    Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

    Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening - Manal al-Sharif

    An intimate memoir by a devout Saudi Arabian woman who became the unexpected leader of a movement to support women's rights to drive describes how fundamentalism influenced her radical religious beliefs until her education, a job and legal contradictions changed her perspectives and made her an accidental activist.
    De Facto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland

    De Facto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland - Judy Juanita

    DeFacto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland views activism and feminism as they play out in one writer's political, artistic and spiritual life. A distinguished semifinalist for OSU's 2016 Non/Fiction Collection Prize, De Facto... is a cross between Audre Lorde's Zami: A New Spelling of My Name and Jean Toomer's Cane, blending essay, poems, graphics and literary criticism.
    Double Bind: Women on Ambition

    Double Bind: Women on Ambition - Robin Romm

    The author of The Mother Garden presents an urgent exploration of why today's feminists still dissociate themselves from healthy ambition, sharing the views of such contributors as Ayana Mathis, Molly Ringwald and Roxane Gay to illuminate why ambition remains a taboo in gender equality.
    Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

    Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - Brittney Cooper

    A leading young black feminist illuminates how organized anger, friendship and faith can be powerful sources of positive feminist change, explaining how targeted rage has shaped the careers of such African-American notables as Serena Williams, Beyoncé and Michelle Obama.
    Girl Up: Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism

    Girl Up: Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism - Laura Bates

    A U.S. release of an internationally best-selling guide shares no-nonsense advice for recognizing and navigating cultural opinions about body image and what constitutes appropriate behavior for women, challenging false messages that range from inner beauty and not rocking the boat to personal safety and being strong.
    How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

    How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    Reflections on the legacy and impact of radical black feminists of the 1970s on today's feminist and anti-racist movements.
    Living a Feminist Life

    Living a Feminist Life - Sara Ahmed

    Showing how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist, Sara Ahmed highlights the ties between feminist theory and living a life that sustains it by building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship and discussing the figure of the feminist killjoy.
    Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

    Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America - Samhita Mukhopadhyay & Kate Harding

    Presents a collection of essays by prominent female writers on the pervasiveness of racism, sexism, and xenophobia in American politics and what can be done to overcome these issues in the future.
    Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

    Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity - Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

    A writer, attorney and menstrual rights activist discusses the new movement to eliminate the tampon tax and enact laws ensuring access to affordable and safe feminine products and catalogs the societal attitudes towards periods throughout history.
    Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship

    Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship - Kayleen Schaefer

    A personal and sociological examination of the evolution of female friendship in pop culture and modern society draws on the experiences of diverse women and the author's own life to celebrate how the bonds between women have evolved to have as much significance as relationships with romantic partners and family members.
    The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

    The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness - Jill Filipovic

    Challenging misperceptions about how today's feminists must work harder or make difficult compromises to achieve fulfillment and happiness, a former Guardian columnist and senior political writer for Cosmopolitan.com identifies irregular cultural and professional expectations that continue to enforce gender divides.
    This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

    This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America - Morgan Jerkins

    An influential literary critic presents a highly anticipated collection of linked essays interweaving incisive commentaries on subjects ranging from pop culture and feminism to black history, misogyny and racism to confront the challenges of being a black woman in today's world.
    Together We Rise: The Women's March: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Round the World

    Together We Rise: The Women's March: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Round the World - Women's March organizers and Condé Nast

    In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Women’s March, a full-color book offers a front-row seat to one of the most galvanizing movements in American history, with exclusive interviews with Women’s March organizers, never-before-seen photographs and essays by feminist activists.
    Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All

    Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All - Jaclyn Friedman

    An irreverent survey of the realities of modern sexual politics explains that the anxiety and fear women feel about their sexuality is directly related to today's toxic culture, which the author explains is fraught with illusionary sexual empowerment, but no actual power, for women.
    When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

    When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir - Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

    A lyrical memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement urges readers to understand the movement's position of love, humanity and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement's activists while calling for essential political changes. Co-written by the award-winning author of The Prisoner's Wife.
    Why I March: Images from the Women's March Around the World

    Why I March: Images from the Women's March Around the World - Samantha Weiner & Emma Jacobs

    Offers a pictorial look at the January 2017 Women's March protest, in which millions of people worldwide marched for women's rights and a host of other progressive causes in reaction to the inauguration of Donald Trump.
    Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope: Voices from the Women's March

    Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope: Voices from the Women's March - Artisan

    A striking collection of 500 of the most inspiring, provocative, humorous, and hopeful signs from the Women’s March on Washington and “sister marches” across the globe.
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