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ISBN: 9781501145247
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 4th, 2016

Part memoir, part anthology, My Own Words offers a humanizing and thorough look into the life of feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It also provides readers with fascinating vignettes on the intersections of gender, Judaism, and law in American history as they pertain to to Justice Ginsburg's life and to our rights today. Authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams introduce each chapter with helpful context and insight, which makes for an engaging biography format. For those who want a deeper understanding of women's rights in America, or of the prominent female figure herself, this book will not disappoint.

-Winter Gazette 2016

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ISBN: 9780983242239
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Published: Topside Press - March 11th, 2013

This is the punk, feminist gender theorist's take on the classic American road novel. Nevada reads the way people actually talk--both in general, and about gender politics and queerness. The unique style of the prose makes for a read that folks who often don't see themselves in literature can immediately relate to. I love this book; it's the most connected to what I'm reading I've felt in a long time.

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Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316387958
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Published: Hachette Books - November 15th, 2016

This one is for the former (& current) punk kids, the badasses who bend & transcend gender, the reluctant sellouts, the folks who don't feel their narrative is straight-forward. Laura Jane Grace, front-women/founder of the band Against Me! &--as indicated by the title--somewhat infamous "sellout" & trans activist has lived. Reading these selections from her years of journals is an immersive, raw experience. I have too many feelings about this book & its author to fit in one little blurb! Read it!

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Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies, and Advice for Changing Our World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632170446
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Published: Sasquatch Books - January 5th, 2016

Written by Seattle's own city council member and social activist Nick Licata, this book is what so many of us need now more than ever. Think of it as an instruction manual for social change, perfect if your call to arms needs some direction.

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More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991399703
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Published: Thorntree Press - September 2014

The authors have produced an insightful and thorough review of polyamory and non-monogamy. This book will meet the needs of those with passing curiosities on the subject just as well as those with ample lived experience of polyamory, taking the reader all the way from intro to intricacy. Those who enjoyed The Ethical Slut will love this updated guide to today's world of polyamory.