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10 books about women's rights
Pick up one of these featured titles on women's rights in May 2021.
Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Kirsten Gillibrand
Category: Girls & Women
This book was published 3 years ago by Knopf Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
"Profiles ten women who fought hard to gain the right to vote in the United States, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Inez Milholland."--
Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Veronica Chambers
This book was published last year by Versify and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
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.
A Young Woman's Guide to Making Right Choices: Your Life God's Way by Elizabeth George
Category: Women's Issues
This book was published 12 years ago by Harvest House Publishers and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
Bible teacher George takes teens through the step-by-step process of making decisions that are life-affirming, godly, and wise.
Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae
This book was published last year by Ylva Publishing and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
A single text message can change everything! Flirting has never been Denny's strong suit, but so what if she's too shy to ask women out? She's content with her simple life, working as a cashier and helping her sister raise her niece. But then she gets a wrong-number text message from a stranger named Eliza, asking her of all people for dating advice! Eliza is Denny's total opposite: witty, outgoing--and straight. Despite their differences, the accidental text sparks an unlikely friendship. Soon, Eliza--self-proclaimed queen of disastrous first dates--would rather banter back and forth with Denny than to keep trying her luck at online dating. When they meet in person, there's an instant connection. But what Eliza is feeling can't be attraction, right? It doesn't mean a thing that she's starting to wish the guys she dates would be more like Denny. Or does it? Can the wrong number lead to the right woman after all? Wrong Number, Right Woman is a light-hearted, slow-burn lesbian romance that embraces likable characters without all the drama.
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
This book was published this year by Harry N. Abrams and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.
Winner of the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize Shortlisted for the 2019 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women, diving into women's lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor's office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable expos that will change the way you look at the world.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
This book was published 6 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.
"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"--Provided by publisher.
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
Category: Feminist Theory
This book was published last year by Viking and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
"A collection of essays taking aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women"--
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Dover Thrift Editions) by Mary Wollstonecraft
This book was published 25 years ago by Dover Publications and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
A manifesto for women's rights stresses the need for the education of women, defines the female character, and applies the egalitarian principles of the era to women.
Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight by Julia Sweig
Category: United States
This book was published this year by Random House and takes approximately 18.7 hours to read.
"In the spring of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson had a decision to make. Just months after moving into the White House under the worst of circumstances--following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy--he had decide whether to run to win the presidency in his own right. He turned to his most reliable, trusted political strategist: his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The memo she produced for him, long overlooked by biographers, is just one revealing example of how their marriage was truly a decades long political partnership and emblematic of her own political acumen. Perhaps the most underestimated First Lady of the twentieth century, Lady Bird Johnson was also one of the most accomplished. Managing the White House in years of national upheaval, through the civil rights movement, and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Lady Bird projected a sense of calm and, following the glamorous and modern Jackie Kennedy, an old-fashioned image of a First Lady. In truth, she was anything but. As the first First Lady to run the East Wing like a professional office--and one with a significant budget--she took on her own policy initiatives, including the most ambitious national environmental effort since Teddy Roosevelt. Occupying the White House during the beginning of the women's liberation movement, she hosted professional women from all walks of life, encouraging women everywhere to pursue their own careers, even if her own style and official role was to lead by supporting others. Where no presidential biographer has understood the full impact of Lady Bird Johnson's work in the White House, Julia Sweig draws on Lady Bird's own voice in her White House diaries to place her at center stage and to reveal a woman ahead of her time--and an accomplished politician in her own right"--
The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs
Category: Black & African American
This book was published this year by Flatiron Books and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
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.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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