CALL TO ARMS
Rule-breaking reads that promise to invigorate
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
What does it mean to grow up female and ambitious? Meg Wolitzer navigates this seemingly underplayed reality through this multilayered novel about friendship, mentorship and womanhood. A feminist blockbuster for our times.
Not That Bad by Roxane Gay
This series of first-person essays, collected by the New York Times bestselling author, Roxane Gay, tackles rape, assault and harassment head-on from women of all backgrounds—a reminder that though the subject matter is especially timely, it is also timeless.
Girls Burn Bright er by Shobha Rao
Girls Burn Brighter is a brave, powerful debut by novelist Shoba Rao, who weaves a heart-wrenching tale of economic deprivation, friendship and female strength, from the perspective of two females in the lowest echelon of rural India.
The Red Word by Sarah Henstra
A stirring back-to-school novel that deals with feminism and rape culture, The Red Word explores the binaries in campus politics and the extremes to which ideology can go, especially when caught between opposing fraternities.
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Ijeoma Oluo’s finely-tuned voice helps readers from all backgrounds to better understand the hyper-charged issues in America, from the complexity of its racial divide and systemic discrimination, to privilege and microaggressions.