Reading List

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The Liberal Arts Theme Steering Committee put together this list of suggested titles related to women’s activism. For a broader array of educational resources on the topic of women’s activism, visit our Educational Resources page.

The Liberal Arts Undergraduate Council hosts a book club to discuss books and articles on the subject of women’s activism. The group meets biweekly on Mondays from 6:00–7:00 p.m. EDT. More information will be coming soon.

  1. Borderlands / La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa
  2. Loving in the War Years: Lo que nunca pasó por sus labios by Cherríe Moraga
  3. This Bridge Called My Back, collection of essays edited by Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherríe Moraga
  4. BeastGirl and Other Origin Myths by Elizabeth Acevedo
  5. Sexile, A Graphic Novel Biography of Adela Vázquez by Jaime Cortez
  6. Vanguard by Martha Jones
  7. Free Thinker by Kimberly Hamlin
  8. Sophonisba Breckinridge by Anya Jabor
  9. Picturing Political Power by Allison Lange
  10. Why the Marched by Susan Ware
  11. The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss
  12. Votes for Women by Kate Lemay
  13. Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist by Cynthia Orozco
  14. Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement by Cathleen D. Cahill
  15. The Nation Writ Small: African Fiction and Feminisms 1958-1988 by Susan Andrade
  16. Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Joines by Carol Boyce Davies
  17. Comrade Sister: Caribbean Feminist Revisions of the Grenada Revolution by Laurie R. Lambert
  18. The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order by Kate Eichhorn
  19. Cartooning for Suffrage by Alice Sheppard
  20. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  21. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  22. Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law by Jeffrey Rosen
  23. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron De Hart

For Younger Audiences

  1. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy
  2. The American Library Association put together a women’s suffrage reading list for children. It is divided into the following categories: pre-k through elementary, middle school, high school.
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