Together at the Table: Women's Rights Materials List

Dive deeper in Sonoma County Library's Together at the Table series by exploring the following materials. 

MATERIALS LIST

Explore this topic further through extensive booklists of materials available to check out in the library. Materials are available for kids, families, teens and adults and come in a variety of formats including fiction, nonfiction, picture books, DVDs and graphic novels.

The materials on this list offer people of all ages opportunities to dig deeper into the topic of women's rights, from the history of women's suffrage to current efforts and perspectives on the women's movement.

NONFICTION

  Divided We Stand: the battle over women's rights and family values that polarized American politics by Marjorie J. Spruill

 The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 visions of a wildly better future by Alexandra Brodsky

 Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

 Unfinished Business: women, men, work, family by Anne-Marie Slaughter

 We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 We Were Feminist Once by Andi Zeilser 

 What Women Want by Deborah Rhode

 Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection by Debora Sparr

 The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

 All The Lives I Want by Alana Massey

 Nasty Women: feminism, resistance, and revolution in Trump's America edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding 

 Radical Hope: letters of love and dissent in dangerous times edited by Carolina De Robertis

 Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Peterson 

 Sex Object: a memoir by Jessica Valenti

 The Art of Tough: fearlessly facing politics and life by Barbara Boxer

 Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement by Sarah Erdreich 

 Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sues their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich

 Jailed for Freedom: American Women Win the Vote by Doris Stevens 

 In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution by Susan Brownmiller 

 Seneca Falls and the Origin of the Women's Rights Movement by Sally G. McMillen

 The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights by Minky Worden

 Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

 Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

 This Bridge Called My Back: writings by radical women of color by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldua

 Shrill: notes from a loud woman by Lindy West

 Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof

 Hiddle Figures: the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathmaticians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly 

 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

 How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

 The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir 

 Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Irin Carmon

  The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan 

 Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks

 A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter

 Girls Like Us: Fights for a World Where Girls are not for sale, an Activists Finds her Calling and Heals Herself by Rachel Lloyd 

 Girls Just Want To Have Likes: How to Raise Confident Girls in the Face of Social Media Madness by Laurie Wolk

  The Girl in the Show: 3 generations of comedy, culture, and feminism by Anna Fields 

 Why I March: Images from the Women's March around the World edited by Samantha Weiner and Emma Jacobs

 Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism by Kira Cochrane 

 At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance by Danielle L. McGuire

 Tied Up in Knots: how getting what we wanted made women miserable by Andrea Tantaros 

 My Life On the Road by Gloria Steinem

 Why I Am Not A Feminist: a feminist manifesto by Jesse Crispin

 Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 Dead Feminist: historic heroines in living color by Claudia O'Leary and Jessica Spring

FICTION

 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
 
 Dietland by Sarai Walker
 
  The Invention of Wing by Sue Monk Kidd
 
 Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
 
 The Help: a novel by Kathryn Stockett
 
 When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
 
 The Awakening by Kate Chopin
 
 My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

TEENS

  The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

 With Courage and Cloth by Ann Bausum 

 Strong is the New Pretty: a celebration of girls being themselves by Kate T. Parker

 I Am Malala: the story of the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai 

 Asking for It by Louise O'Neill 

 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

 Estrella's Quinceanera by Malin Alegria

 How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

 Poisoned Apples: poems for you, my pretty by Christine Heppermann

 The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

 You Don't Have to Like Me: essays on growing up, speaking out, and finding feminism by Alida Nugent

 Full Frontal Feminism: a young woman's guide to why feminism matters by Jessica Valenti

 Here We Are: feminism for the real world by Kelly Jensen

 Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill

 The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

 Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

 Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

 The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet by Natasha Farrant

CHILDREN'S

 Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz
 
 
 Two Friends by Dean Robbins
 
 
 The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
 
 
 
 You Come to Yokum by Carol Otis Hurst
 
 
 Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport
 
 
 
 

 DOCUMENTARIES

 He Named me Malala by Fox Searchlight Pictures
 
 
 
 Equal Means Equal by Kamala Lopez
 
 Miss Representation by Virgil Films 
 
 
 It's a Girl by Reggie Littlejohn 
 
 No Woman No Cry by Turly Pictures
 
 Half the Sky by Show Force and Fugitive Films 
 
 The Invisible War by Helen Benedict
 
 The Hunting Ground by Kirby Dick

 

The Together at the Table project was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

The opinions expressed herein do not reflect the position of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Srevices, the California State Library, or the Sonoma County Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, the California State Library, or the Sonoma County Library should be inferred.