17 books to read after the Women's March anniversary
New and upcoming books perfect for the Women's March anniversary
On Saturday, millions around the world gathered in solidarity and protest on the one-year anniversary of the Women's March. As the movement continues to gain steam, a variety of celebrities, feminists, and social leaders have written new books to commemorate this new wave of activism. Click through for 16 new and upcoming books that make for the perfect post-march read.
Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope by Artisan
This book highlights 500 of the best and most "provocative, uplitfing, clever and creative" signs from the Women's March and sister marches across the U.S. Buy it here.
Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America by Bonnie Siegler
Bonnie Siegler guides readers through the complex and powerful history of protest in America through the use of iconic symbols. The compilation of 240 images trace back to the women's suffrage, to the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, Black Lives Matter and the Women's March. Buy it here.
Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison
The perfect feminist read for the little ones. Vashti Harrison introduces young generations to 40 trailblazing black women in American history. From Bessie Coleman to Maya Angelou to Sojourner Truth, Harrison tells the story of these (and other) women with beautiful illustrations. Buy it here.
It Occurs to Me That I Am America edited by Jonathan Santlofer
This anthology compiles work from more than 30 award-winning authors. Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Higgins Clark, Lee Child, and many more ponder and examine what a "free, just and compassionate democracy" looks like through fictional work. Buy it here.
Run for Something by Amanda Litman
Hillary Clinton's former email marketing director shares an "essentail and inspiring guide" for anyone who is interested in running for public office. It includes contributions from elected officials and other political figures. Buy it here.
Together We Rise by The Women's March and Condé Nast
In honor of the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March, Condé Nast along with the organizers of the march put together a book that chronicles what came to be known as “the largest global protest in modern history.” It includes exclusive interviews with Women’s March organizers, never-before-seen photographs, and essays by Roxane Gay, Ashley Judd, America Ferrera, and more. Buy it here.
Why I March by Abrams Books
The inaugural Women's March inspired 673 sister marches across the globe, and ABRAMS Image compiled photos from the marches to honor and promote activism. Proceeds from the book are donated to nonprofit organizations. Buy it here.
Courage Is Contagious by Nick Haramis
Nick Haramis extends his T, The New York Time Style Magazine feature on former first lady Michelle Obama with the help of 19 essays from celebrities, writers, and political leaders. Buy it here.
In Praise of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo
Karbo explores the lives of 29 women who, once considered rule-breakers, are now known as trail-blazers of the new age of feminism. From Frida Khalo to Amelia Earhart and Hillary Clinton, the author dissects the journey of these Difficult Women with humor. Pre-order it here.
How I Resist by Tim Federle and Maureen Johnson
Federle and Johnon, known for their YA books, gathered an "all-star" team of writers, from Teen Vogue's Lauren Duca to Hamilton star Javier Muñoz, to create the ultimate how-to-guide on resistance. Pre-order it here.
Visionary Women by Andrea Barnet
Andrea Barnet traces the journey of four historic women responsible for shaping the world around us. The author explores how their legacy has affected "the modern progessive movement." Pre-order it here.
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, offers a sobering and powerful look into the creation of a powerful movement – often labeled a "threat" to American society. This memoir tell a story about "survival, strength and resilience." Buy it here.
The List by Amy Siskind
What started as a personal projejct for Amy Siskind – a compilation of actions taken by President Trump and his cabinet since he took office – transformed into a viral hit with more than half a million viewers every week. The book compiles both scandals that have dominated the headlines and smaller but still important actions that garnered less coverage. Pre-order it here.
Never Anyone but You by Rupert Thomson
This novel tells the clandestine love story of two young women in a pre-World War I world. Their socialite life in Paris, surrounded by art, literature and politics, is suddenly destroyed by the rise of anti-Semitism. Their journey leads them to Jersey where they risk their lives by producing anti-Hitler propaganda. Pre-order it here.
Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen Schaefer
Schaefer examines how female friendships have evolved –from the archetypal Mean Girls relationship to the elevating and empowering dynamics displayed in Big Little Lies and Broad City. The author explores how women and pop culture have learned to tell stories about female soidarity rather than rivalry through a "new sociological perspective." Pre-order it here.
Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World by Karley Sciortino
The Vogue columnist is out on a mission to reclaim the word "slut" in a post-shame world. As the author puts it, the degrading word describes "a person who seeks out visceral experiences through sex, and who isn't ashamed about it." Pre-order it here.
That’s What She Said by Joanne Lipman
Joanne Lipman shares her experience climbing the ladder in a male-dominated industry, and how she's now teaching men (and women) about the value in "empowering women as true equals" in the work place. Pre-order it here.