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Em­power and en­ter­tain with sto­ries about di­verse women The Art of Fem­i­nism: Im­ages that Shaped the Fight for Equal­ity, 1857-2017

BY HE­LENA RECKITT ( CHRON­I­CLE, 272 PAGES, $ 65) A com­pre­hen­sive in­ter­na­tional sur­vey rang­ing from Judy Chicago, Car­rie Mae Weems and Sethem­bile Msezane to 150 years ago with early women’s suf­frage.

Girl Squads



( QUIRK BOOKS, 272 PAGES, $ 21.99) Looks at 20 dy­namic duos who stuck to­gether and changed his­tory.

Inge Mo­rath: An Il­lus­trated Bi­og­ra­phy


( PRESTEL/ MAG­NUM FOUN­DA­TION, 192 PAGES, $ 65.95) The globe-trot­ting Aus­tri­an­born jour­nal­ist pho­tog­ra­pher (later mar­ried to Arthur Miller) was among the first women to join the Mag­num Pho­tos agency.

The Log Driver’s Waltz

BY WADE HEMSWORTH AND JEN­NIFER PHE­LAN ( SI­MON & SCHUS­TER, 40 PAGES, $ 21.99) The lyrics of the fa­mil­iar Cana­dian folk song are reimag­ined by Toronto artist Jen­nifer Phe­lan, and in­ter­preted with a twist: The girl in the story is headstrong and in­de­pen­dent. It pleases com­pletely.

Bey­oncé in For­ma­tion: Remix­ing Black Fem­i­nism

BY OMISE’EKE TINS­LEY ( UNIVER­SITY OF TEXAS PRESS, 216 PAGES, $ 26.95) An in­sight­ful cul­tural read­ing of the per­former com­bined with mem­oir – and the next best thing to at­tend­ing Omise’eke Tins­ley’s pop­u­lar UT Austin un­der­grad­u­ate course in Bey­oncé Fem­i­nism/Ri­hanna Wo­man­ism.

Jell-O Girls

BY AL­LIE ROWBOTTOM ( LIT­TLE, BROWN, 288 PAGES, $ 36.50) This per­sonal his­tory by a de­scen­dant fo­cuses on the lives of the women in the iconic brand owner’s fam­ily dat­ing back to her great-great-grea­tun­cle’s pur­chase of the jig­gling gelatin from its orig­i­nal in­ven­tor in 1899. It’s a mes­mer­iz­ing, and at times dark, fam­ily his­tory and so­ci­ol­ogy of the gem-coloured dessert and its legacy.

Proust’s Duchess

BY CAROLINE WE­BER ( KNOPF, 736 PAGES, $ 47) Ev­ery­thing you ever wanted to know about Parisian Belle

Époque el­e­gance, ex­cess and in­equities, and the trio of women who be­came the fic­tional Count­ess in search of lost time. It also in­cludes two re­cently dis­cov­ered es­says by Proust about Parisian high so­ci­ety.

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