Emily Bowles

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I’ve Been Wrong Before: Essays

This is a profoundly moving book that doesn’t let up and is well worth the emotion it is sure to engender in readers.

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

Calhoun’s latest will be useful for those interested in feminist theory, especially insofar as it intersects with age and class, as well as a useful resource for people struggling to find balance in their personal and professional lives.

Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop

This definitive account of Bishop’s contributions to American letters will attract both casual readers of her poetry as well as academics with more specialized knowledge of her work.

Boys Will Be Boys

A necessary read that compliments Ford’s first book, but ultimately stands on its own.

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Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger

These powerful essays strike a balance between memoir and theory and will be useful in courses on feminist theory as they provide highly individualized accounts of women’s experiences

Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America

This is not exactly a how-to guide or a toolkit, despite the powerful tools designed to encourage grassroots activism, including media links and recommended readings in the final chapters. Instead, Jean-Pierre shows how and why we all need to participate in democracy and what is at stake if we don’t.

Stay Woke: A People’s Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter

A valuable guidebook that deconstructs myths and provides actionable steps people can take to avoid complacency and complicity; essential reading on social justice.

Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power

A vital read on femininity and sexuality that speaks to our past, present, and future.

A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump

While centering on a specific narrative, this book serves as much more than an overview of the NMAAHC and will not solely appeal to museum curators or academics, as Bunch addresses the ways in which public spaces must be disrupted and dehierarchized to change cultural narratives.

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