Tag Archives: gender studies

Strong is the New Pretty, by Kate Parker

Subtitled: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves This photo-journal is a collection of girls of all ages exhibiting all sorts of strength: confidence, kindness, independence, creativity, and more. I was drawn to the book during my mini-retreat to Minneapolis a … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Adult, Visual | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Subtitled: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide This book explores gender inequality around the world, focused primarily on sex trafficking, violence against women, and maternal mortality. It also discusses potential solutions and gives accounts of some successes and failures … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Like a River Glorious, by Rae Carson

Leah Westfall is now in California with the remains of the ragtag group she traveled west with in Walk on Earth a Stranger. Her uncle is still after her, and she knows she has to let some of her closest … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kingdom of Strangers, by Zoe Ferraris

When a body is found in a remote part of the desert, evidence emerges that there’s a serial killer long on the loose near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The homicide team is stumped, digging for patterns and clues as over a … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. From this beginning, the story of a mixed-race family in the 70s unfolds, spinning outwards as the discovery of the favored child’s death affects everyone. This will be a very difficult … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Come As You Are, by Emily Nagoski (audio)

Subtitled: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life In Come As You Are, Nagoski discusses what women’s sexuality is and isn’t, and talks about the many ways that culture and history has interfered with and influenced the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Walk on Earth a Stranger, by Rae Carson

Leah Westfall is happy with her family on their claim in Georgia. Her father may be sick, her family may be poor, and she may be saddled with most of the farm’s chores, but her parents love her, and she … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments