Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann
Publisher: Beacon Press
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Heumann co-founded the World Institute on Disability with Ed Roberts and Joan Leon in 1983, serving as co-director until 1993. Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services at the US Department of Education. served as the World Bank Group's first Advisor on Disability and Development. Director of the Department of Disability Services for the District of Columbia. Special Advisor on Disability Rights for the US State Department.
Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Veronica Chambers
This exciting collaboration with the New York Times will reveal the untold stories of the diverse heroines who fought for the 19th amendment. On the 100th anniversary of the historic win for women's rights, it's time to celebrate the names and stories of the women whose courage helped change the fabric of America.
At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire
A history of America's civil rights movement traces the pivotal influence of sexual violence that victimized African American women for centuries, revealing Rosa Parks's contributions as an anti-rape activist years before her heroic bus protest.
Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The New York Times bestselling author of Infidel, Nomad, and Heretic argues that waves of Muslim immigration are transforming sexual politics in Europe in ways that threaten to undermine the hard-won rights of Western women. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been speaking against Islamic extremism for decades. In the age of #MeToo, she asks: Why is no one talking about the explosion of sexual violence and harassment in Europe's cities? No one wants to admit that the problem is linked to the arrival of more than a million migrants from Muslim-majority countries. Hirsi Ali knows the pain of sexual violence firsthand. Growing up in Somalia and Saudi Arabia, she suffered female genital mutilation and the frustration of being treated as a second-class citizen. When she fled to the Netherlands, she thought she had escaped to a paradise of gender equality, but now new waves of Muslim migration imperil women's freedom. In Prey, Hirsi Ali explains the systemic causes of sexual violence in the Muslim world, from the barring of women from public life to the lack of legal and cultural bulwarks against sexual abuse. She also brings up uncomfortable questions for the West. Why, she asks, have the European authorities and media sought to hush up the wave of violence against women? Why do Western feminists prefer to complain about glass ceilings in the workplace when women are facing severe threats to their most basic rights? A refugee herself, Hirsi Ali is not against immigration. She wants Europeans to reform their broken system--and for Americans to learn from European mistakes. Immigration implies integration and assimilation. If that is not made clear, the call to exclude new Muslim migrants from Western countries will only grow louder. For two decades, Hirsi Ali has faced death threats and harassment for daring to speak her mind. But she refuses to be silenced. In Prey, she argues passionately against allowing the clock of women's right to be turned back.
Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable by Jamie Kern Lima
Publisher: Gallery Books
"Imagine overcoming the things holding you back, breaking through the barrier of self-doubt and fully becoming the person you were born to be. In Believe It, Jamie Kern Lima, founder of IT Cosmetics, shares the wild but true story of how a once struggling waitress turned her against-the-grain idea into an international bestselling sensation, eventually selling the company for over a billion dollars ... With radical vulnerability and honesty, Jamie takes you on a journey through deeply personal stories of heartbreak and resilience ... [Her book] shakes your soul and shows you that you, too, have what it takes to believe in yourself, trust yourself, and go from doubting you're enough to knowing you're enough"--Publisher marketing.
When Women Pray: 10 Women of the Bible Who Changed the World through Prayer by T. D. Jakes
Find power in your prayer like never before with this inspiring guide from #1 New York Times bestselling author Bishop T.D. Jakes. In a time when women carry more influence than any other generation, the power of prayer has never been more important to remind us that we do not have to bear our crosses alone. We need prayer to stand guard over our hearts and minds and over the hearts and minds of our families. Women today are shattering glass ceilings and forging new paths in the world. What Happens When a Woman Prays is a clarion call for women to continue their progressive march of empowerment by dreaming like their daughters and praying like their grandmothers. Through exploring the lives of 10 prayer-filled women of the Bible, Bishop Jakes emphasizes the life-changing power that women have when they find their identity, their strength, their healing, and their voices in Christ.
The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs
Publisher: Flatiron Books
In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them, who were all born at the beginning of the 20th century and forced to contend with the prejudices of Jim Crow as Black women. Berdis, Alberta, and Louise passed their knowledge to their children with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning—from Louise teaching her children about their activist roots, to Berdis encouraging James to express himself through writing, to Alberta basing all of her lessons in faith and social justice. These women used their strength and motherhood to push their children toward greatness, all with a conviction that every human being deserves dignity and respect despite the rampant discrimination they faced. These three mothers taught resistance and a fundamental belief in the worth of Black people to their sons, even when these beliefs flew in the face of America’s racist practices and led to ramifications for all three families’ safety. The fight for equal justice and dignity came above all else for the three mothers. These women, their similarities and differences, as individuals and as mothers, represent a piece of history left untold and a celebration of Black motherhood long overdue.
The Book of Moods: How I Turned My Worst Emotions Into My Best Life by Lauren Martin
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Happiness Project meets So Sad Today in this "hilariously witty, unflinchingly honest" book from the beloved founder of Words of Women, contemplating the nature of negative emotions, and the insights that allowed her to take back control (Bobbi Brown). For most of her life, Lauren Martin thought that she was the only one who experienced insecurity, inferiority, and self doubt that could detail her entire day. But after a chance encounter with a (beautiful, successful) stranger who revealed that she felt it, too, Lauren realized that she wasn't alone in mood swings. She set out to better understand the hold that her moods had on her, and began to blog about the wisdom she uncovered. Quickly, it exploded into an international online community of women who felt like she did: lost, irritable, depressed, anxious, moody, and desirous of change. Inspired by her audience to press even deeper, The Book of Moods shares Lauren's journey to infuse her life with a sense of peace and stability. With observations that will resonate and inspire, this conversational compendium of moods has something for everyone, whether what gets under your skin is your relationship with your mother, the relentless grind at your job, days when you wish the mirror had a Valencia filter, or all of the above. Blending cutting-edge science, timeless philosophy, and effective forms of self-care, Martin has written a powerful, intimate, and incredibly relatable chronicle of transformation.
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