True Love

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Lessons on Finding Love and Becoming A Power Couple

Wherever you are on the relationship spectrum—married, dating, or single—you can learn about love! Expert on love and relationship oracle Daphne Rose Kingma is here to help readers love more passionately.

Your go-to guide to healthy love. Love can come in many ways, and can be just as complex as it is beautiful. Relationship books for women and love gifts for men tend to focus on the end goal being something physical, but the best love stories end with something better than that—healthy love and tips to being a power couple. True Love is a spiritual love book that focuses on building the foundations of love and how to experience a healthy love within all of your relationships, including the relationship you have with yourself.

A warm and welcoming voice from an expert on love. Daphne Rose Kingma knows what it takes to experience deep love and how to become a real-life power couple. Her witty, poetic voice, recognizable from her frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, helps couples and individuals to embrace passionate marriages and deep relationships. Read her keys to creating sweet, healthy marriages and relationships right here!

Inside True Love, you’ll find:

  • Over sixty insights for expanding your view on healthy love
  • Instructions on how to be a true power couple from an expert on love
  • A source for understanding love, relationship help, and how to give and receive love and respect, devotion, and more

If you enjoy love books—best sellers like The Naked Marriage, Married Roommates, or Modern Love, you’ll love True Love.


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Love From the Inside Out

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Reach Your Self-love Relationship Goals

Celebrity love coach and positive psychology expert Robert Mack has helped millions of people transform their love lives on and off television. In his most recent release, he shares a creative new outlook on the meaning of true love.

A distillation of penetrating self-help statements on how to love. In his characteristic humor and wit, Mack explores the frustration and futility of seeking love from others, instead of yourself—and in the future, instead of in the present. With intimacy and warmth, each expression, aphorism, and instruction in Love from the Inside Out shares a personal and professional inquiry on love and on the relationship with love that has been taught.

Burn away antiquated and attached relationship goals conditioning. Love from the Inside Out combines the no-nonsense style of Dr. Laura Schlessinger books with the transformative insight of marriage counseling books and relationship books. Inside, Mack challenges our most fundamental understanding of love and how to love by interlacing Christian mysticism, Buddhist principles, Hindu breathing exercises, and positive thinking in psychology practices. Using the quick tips, tricks, and teachings in this book, you will question the nonconstructive beliefs of typical self-help books and relationship books for women and finally create a healthy relationship with love.

In Love from the Inside Out, find answers to questions such as:

  • How can I overcome the psychology of being alone and learn how to love myself first?
  • How can I keep my relationship goals sexy, fresh, and alive?
  • How can I create healthy relationships without being overly attached?

Love from the Inside Out is a wonderful addition to any shelf of psychology books, books on marriage and relationships, celebrity books, or self-help books. If you enjoyed Relationship Goals by Michael Todd or Single, Dating, Engaged, Married by Ben Stuart, you’ll love this encouraging book!

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The Strong Black Woman

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Major Health Crisis Among Black Women Generated from Systemic Racism  

“Marita Golden’s The Strong Black Woman busts the myth that Black women are fierce and resilient by letting the reader in under the mask that proclaims ‘Black don’t crack.’” ―Karen Arrington, coach, mentor, philanthropist, and author of NAACP Image Award-winning Your Next Level Life

#1 New Release in Reference

Meet Black women who have learned through hard lessons the importance of self-care and how to break through the cultural and family resistance to seeking therapy and professional mental health care.

The Strong Black Woman Syndrome. For generations, in response to systemic racism, Black women and African American culture created the persona of the Strong Black Woman, a woman who, motivated by service and sacrifice, handles, manages, and overcomes any problem, any obstacle.  The syndrome calls on Black women to be the problem-solvers and chief caretakers for everyone in their lives―never buckling, never feeling vulnerable, and never bothering with their pain.

Hidden mental health crisis of anxiety and depression. To be a Black woman in America is to know you cannot protect your children or guarantee their safety, your value is consistently questioned, and even being “twice as good” is often not good enough. Consequently, Black women disproportionately experience anxiety and depression. Studies now conclusively connect racism and mental health―and physical health.

Take care of your emotional health. You deserve to be emotionally healthy for yourself and those you love. More and more young Black women are re-examining the Strong Black Woman syndrome and engaging in self-care practices that change their lives.

Hear the stories of Black women who:

  • Asked for help
  • Built lives that offer healing
  • Learned to accept healing

If you have read The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental HealthThe Racial Healing Handbook, or Black FatigueThe Strong Black Woman should be your next read. 

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The Book of Awesome Girls

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Celebrate the Power of Girls in This Book for Teens

"As Beyonce rightly declared, girls DO run the world." ―Vicki León, author of Uppity Women of Medieval Times

#1 New Release Teen & Young Adult Women’s Biographies, Social Activists, and Sociology

You’re a teenage girl and this is the time you’re coming into your own. Girl empowerment is more accessible than you think. In The Book of Awesome Girls celebrate the power of girls and the famous girls who have shaped, and continue to shape, our future.

An uncensored history of girl power. Before they were seasoned women, little feminists were changing society and inspiring future generations. At seventeen, Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Days after her thirteenth birthday, Anne Frank began writing one of the most poignant glimpses of Nazi occupation. Packed with mini biographies of big she-ros, The Book of Awesome Girls features famous girls alongside the equally awesome teens omitted from the history books. With a bonus chapter on girl empowerment today, readers are invited to learn about modern figures like Greta Thunberg and Mari Copeny.

Girls just wanna have nonfiction. Driven by girl empowerment, this collection of biographies tells the unique stories of strong voices—despite age. From artists to athletes, The Book of Awesome Girls showcases a plethora of passions and skill sets to prove that strong is the new pretty.  According to these famous girls, you don’t have to be of voting age to make a difference.

Inside, you’ll find captivating chapters such as:

  • Little Entrepreneurs: Girls With Vision 
  • Beautiful Royals: Girls Who Rule the World
  • Dancers and Actresses: Turning Creativity into Social Change
  • And more!

If you’re looking for books for teen girls—or enjoyed young adult books like Teen TrailblazersHerstoryGoodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, or 100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls— then you’ll love The Book of Awesome Girls.

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Resilient Black Girl

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Badass Black Girl

An Empowering Antiracist Book for Teens

"Resilient Black Girl is a timely and powerful book for our Black girls and girls of color to reclaim their confidence and be beacons of courage and hope for generations to come."—Shanicia Boswell, author, Oh Sis, You’re Pregnant!

#1 New Release in Social Activists, Maturing, Women, and Teen & Young Adult 21st Century United States History

Resilient Black Girl is a must-read in young adult nonfiction books for Black girls. As a social justice book for teens and a book about racism, it provides Black teen girls a better understanding of the effects of racism and equips them with skills for navigating spaces in their daily lives.

An antiracist book for teens about the realities of being Black and combating racism. Young Black girls and young Black women are powerful. Unfortunately, you will face microaggressions and racism in your daily life. Resilient Black Girl empowers you to be brave, face challenges of oppression, and rely on yourself. 

Become a community leader and an important member of society. In the spirit of the Black Lives Matter movement, learn to be a positive element in your community through allyship and activism. This journal and activity workbook provides the steps to achieving your personal and public goals.

Grow in confidence. Black girls have many gifts; one is resiliency. While you are strong and can overcome anything, racism affects physical and mental health. As an antiracist book for teens, Resilient Black Girl teaches Black teen girls about racism and helps them discover how to be kind to themselves and to love and take care of themselves.

Learn how to:

  • Understand and combat racism and microaggressions
  • Become a community leader
  • Be brave, empowered, and self-reliant

Seeking young adult nonfiction social justice books for teens? Resilient Black Girl is the perfect read for Black teen girls, especially if you enjoyed 39 Lessons for Black Boys and Girls, This Book Is Anti-Racist, or Be Antiracist.

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Your Next Level Life

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Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

Black Business Woman, Claim Your Power!

“Learn from one of the most powerful women in the USA, who has been blazing trails and creating sustainable million-dollar wealth from Washington DC to the sands of Abu Dhabi.” ―Natascha Faye Saunders, associate director at Harvard University

Winner NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Instructional Literary Work

If you’re a Black business woman and feeling stuck or trapped by other people’s expectations of what you can achieve, it’s time to stop playing small and start redefining what success means for you. It’s time to get that upgrade.

Channel your black girl magic.  Karen Arrington―author of Your Next Level Life, founder of the Miss Black USA Pageant, creator of the Next Level Women’s Summit, and mentor to thousands of confident, successful young black women―is your guide to getting to your next level life.

Build a legacy of black excellence. How big do you want to live? With the seven simple rules in Your Next Level Life, you’ll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don’t settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve.

Give the gift of confidence. Looking for inspirational black gifts for aspiring black women in business? Your Next Level Life is unlike other self-help books for women. It’s a guide to opportunity that recognizes and celebrates the true magic of ambitious black women.

Adopt the 7 rules of power, confidence, and opportunity and you can find success:

  • Create all the money you need
  • Position yourself like a star
  • Connect with other powerful women

Give a gift of confidence. If you have read books such as Pussy Prayers, Be Unapologetically YouLead from the Outside, or The Little Black Book of Success, you’ll love Your Next Level Life.

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Unabashed Women

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Celebrating Women

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

#1 New Release in Historical Study Essays

A thrilling journey into the badass women whose non-conventional lives left their DNA on history. Discover words of wisdom from the women who found their voices, inspiring you to do the same.

Amazing women with a story to tell. Join Mae West as she shakes up the entertainment industry with her wit and wisdom or create colorful art pieces with Yayoi Kusama that are larger than life itself. These women in history defied the expectations of conventional society to live the lives they chose, regardless of what others thought.

Words of Wisdom. Society may have labeled these fierce femmes as rebels, bad-ass, wild, or uppity. But, these amazing women still dared to be different. With an out-of-the-box perspective, you’ll find inspiration from an array of fabulous females who will give you a lesson in being one-of-a-kind.

Unabashed Women offers you:

  • Lessons on how to break the glass ceiling
  • Biographies of trailblazing women from all walks of life
  • Empowerment through famous females who dared to go against the grain

If you enjoyed badass books like Women in Art, The Book of Gutsy Women, or In the Company of Women, then you’ll love Unabashed Women.

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Crones Don't Whine

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Celebrate Wise Mature Women

“Skip the midlife crisis and embrace the joys of aging with this “lighthearted manual on how to become a juicy and wise old woman”. —Isabelle Allende, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

#1 Bestseller in Adulthood & Aging and Mysticism

Dr. Bolen is celebrated by some of the most acclaimed women of the twentieth century like Isabel Allende, Gloria Steinem, and Alice Walker. In her book, Crones Don't Whine, she offers mature women thirteen qualities to cultivate personal growth during their crone years.

What is a crone? Life after forty doesn’t end. So why do most women treat it like it does? Put aside your midlife crisis and embrace the aging process with Crones Don't Whine. They're juicy and they trust their own instincts. Meditating, not groveling, and choosing the path with heart, crones are fierce about what matters to them. They speak the truth with compassion. They listen to their bodies, reinvent themselves, and savor the good in their lives.

Grow and behold. Forget about getting old, aging gracefully is all about perspective. As Dr. Bolen explains, crone years are "growing" years in women’s lives. In this new stage, women can finally devote their time, energy, and creativity to what really matters to them.

Thirteen essays and practices. Featuring thirteen brief essays and small practices, this lighthearted book gives readers resources to turn to again and again.

Inside, find:

  • "Crones Together Can Change the World" bonus essay
  • Dr. Bolen’s personal musings
  • A rallying call to men to become crones as well
  • And much more!

In works like Goddesses in Everywoman and Goddesses in Older Women, bestselling author Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., inspired a generation of women to realize their potential and value. Hundreds of thousands of copies later, her books still affect the lives of women. If you’re a fan of Dr. Bolen, or books like Women Rowing NorthWild Mercy, or Goddesses Never Age, order a copy of Crones Don’t Whine!

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Empowered Black Girl

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Badass Black Girl

Youth Empowerment for Black Teen Girls from Famous Black Women

“It’s time for us Black girls and Black women to be empowered, and I’m glad we have Fievre to show us the way.”―Monique Jones, author of The Book of Awesome Black Americans

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Maturing, Cultural Heritage, and Women Biographies

Even strong, fearless, and badass Black teen girls and Black women need empowering words of affirmation.

Now more than ever, we must give our minds and bodies the TLC they deserve because Black women empowerment begins with the youth empowerment of Black teen girls. Author of Badass Black Girl, M.J Fievre brings you inspirational words of wisdom through famous Black women who have changed the world, including Audre Lorde, Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Davis.

Take a deep breath. We don’t always have to be strong. It’s essential for Black women and Black teen girls to understand that taking a break to focus on our mental health is bravery. We, too, need reminders and empowering words of affirmation that we are incredible and enough.

Empowered Black Girl teaches you to:

  • Master using daily words of affirmation
  • Experience a life filled with love, Black joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction
  • Take control of your destiny and direct your future
  • Strengthen your self-esteem and youth empowerment

If you enjoyed empowering books like Badass Black Girl, Badass Affirmations, Well-Read Black Girl, or Brave: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety, then you’ll love Empowered Black Girl: Joyful Affirmations and Words of Resilience.

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Let Me Count the Ways

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On Women, Wisdom, and Ways to Love

Before Becca Anderson was a best-selling author, she was a bright-eyed bibliophile trying to define love. In Let Me Count the Ways, the beloved writer returns with specially curated quotes and snippets of poetry, affirmations, and love letters from her favorite women.

Different ways to say I love you. Author Hoda Kotb, I Really Needed This Today, meets Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw in this empowering and inspirational book for women everywhere. In the much-loved style of Rupi Kaur one-liners, Let Me Count the Ways showcases the best quotes from women alongside gorgeous illustrations. From black authors like Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to American authors like Joyce Carol Oates, this collection of quotes follows women from France, Cuba, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Japan, and more. Packed full of different ways to say I love you, readers can finally step into the love lives of famous women and discover that their love stories aren’t so different from ours.

Quotes specially curated for her. If there’s one thing that unites all women (and people!), it’s love. Whether painful or passionate, love is a powerful force. But you don’t have to be Wonder Woman to survive heartbreak or embark on a romantic adventure—that’s why you have your tribe of women. By collecting reflections on every kind of love and all the ways to love, Anderson uses inspirational quotes to remind women one thing—we are not alone. In chapters like “What Is Love?,” “Self Love,” and “Love Is Love Is Love,” you’ll find quotes from:

  • Love letters by Empress Josephine, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Abigail Adams
  • Poetry by Miss Lauryn Hill, Lady Nakatomi, and Sandra Cisneros
  • Non-binary women like George Eliot, Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, and Audre Lorde

Perfect for Galentines or as a gift for girlfriend, readers of She Believed She Could and She DidThat's What She SaidBadass Affirmations, or What Would Jane Do will love Let Me Count the Ways.

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When Women Run the World Sh*t Gets Done

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The Perfect Gift for Women Ready to Change the World

“This is a book about the power women have—and are using to help heal the broken bones of this beautiful world.” —Sherry Richert Belul, author of Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to the Most Important People in Your Life

Packed with stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things, this book is a must-have for any woman who has ever dreamt of a better world.

Be inspired by this compelling tour de force of sisterhood. Shelly Rachanow’s book is full of powerful, courageous women who are getting vitally important sh*t done. Dive into this empowering narrative and read about:

  • A trauma surgeon working to stem the epidemic of gun violence
  • A professor who ran for office to provide a better role model for her sons
  • An educator raising India’s poorest girls out of poverty
  • Teens fighting for clean water, inspiring future generations to continue their work
  • A group of firefighters training to trek across Antarctica, raising awareness for mental health and showing young girls that they are strong and can be anything they choose
  • Activists from around the world fighting the injustices of inequality and patriarchy

One small action can inspire a movement. As these women have shown, a movement can change minds…and ultimately the world.

If you enjoyed books like Badass AffirmationsBad Girls Throughout HistoryThe Book of Gutsy Women, or Made Out of Stars, then you’ll love When Women Run the World Sh*t Gets Done.

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The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women

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What Was Sex Like for a Medieval Woman?

“Wickedly entertaining, informative and thought-provoking. An insightful, modern look at the lives of women as they were.” –– Dr. Markus Kerr, PhD, MDR.

#1 New Release in Etiquette Guides & Advice

An inside look at sexual practices in medieval times. Were medieval women slaves to their husband's desires, jealously secured in a chastity belt in his absence? Was sex a duty or could it be a pleasure? Did a woman have a say about her own female sexuality, body, and who did or didn’t get up close and personal with it? No. And yes. It’s complicated.

Romance, courtship, and behind closed doors. The intimate lives of medieval women were as complex as for modern women. They loved and lost, hoped and schemed, were lifted up and cast down. They were hopeful and lovelorn. Some had it forced upon them, others made aphrodisiacs and dressed for success. Some were chaste and some were lusty. Having sex was complicated. Not having sex, was even more so.

Inside The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women, a fascinating book about life during medieval times, you will discover tantalizing true stories about medieval women and a myriad of historical facts. Learn about:

  • The true experiences of women from all classes, including women who made history
  • The dos and don’ts in the bedroom
  • Sexy foods and how to have them
  • All you need to know for your wedding night, and well as insider medical advice
  • How to get pregnant (and how not to), and more

Fans of The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England, Medieval Women and Terry Jonses’s Medieval Lives will meet real women and hear their voices in The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women.

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Wild Women

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Badass Victorian Women

“Wild Women is a delightful collection of riveting stories about our independent, iconoclastic, and utterly outrageous foremothers.” – Vicki Leon, author of Uppity Women of Ancient Times.

#1 New Release in Politics & Social Sciences, Reference

Enjoy a fascinating and sometimes humorous glimpse into the lives of over one hundred, 19th-century Victorian era American women who refused to whittle themselves down to the Victorian model of proper womanhood. Included in Wild Women are 50-black-and-white photos from the era.

During the Victorian era a woman’s pedestal was her prison.

“Women should not be expected to write, or fight, or build, or compose scores. She does all by inspiring man to do all.” ─ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is nothing more dangerous for a young woman than to rely chiefly upon her intellectual powers, her wit, her imagination, her fancy.” ─ Godey’s Lady’s Book magazine

But, scores of nineteenth-century American women chose to live life on their terms. In this book you will meet women who refused to remain on a Victorian pedestal.

In San Francisco a courtesan appeared as a plaintiff in court, suing her clients for fraud. In Montana a laundress in her seventies decked a gentleman who refused to pay his bill. A forty-three-year-old schoolteacher plunged down Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. A frail lighthouse keeper pulled twenty-two sinking sailors out of the ocean off Rhode Island. A pair of Colorado madams fought a public pistol duel over their mutual beau. Two lady lovebirds were legally wed in Michigan. An ad hoc abolitionist spirited away scores of slaves on the Underground Railroad. A Secessionist spy swallowed a secret message as she was arrested, claiming that no one could capture her soul.

Readers of books for women such as Women Who Run with the Wolves or Badass Affirmations will love this book about Victorian women who refused to accept the gender roles of their day.

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A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees

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How to Raise a Sexually Healthy, Safe, and Informed Child in Our Modern World

A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees is the only book you’ll need for teaching sex education... —Amanda DeLis-Mireles, mother of four (ages 4–17) and teacher

#1 New Release in Human Sexuality and Health Education & Teaching

This book enables parents to engage in effective age-appropriate, evidence-based, integrated discussions with their children to optimize sexual health and reduce risk behaviors.

Raise sexually healthy kids. As parents, we want our children to be armed with scientifically accurate sexual education. But many of us lack the information, tools, and skill to be able to effectively engage in these complex conversations with our children. This book is an essential tool for parents, informing them about key issues surrounding sexual health so that they are better equipped to engage in age-appropriate, evidence-based, informed discussions with their children that improve sexual health and reduce risk behaviors throughout their lives.

Help your kids through puberty and beyond. Dr. Pickering knows that your children are going to face unique and difficult issues as they grow up. To help you prepare, A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees covers controversial and sensitive topics, diving into questions that many parents are afraid to ask. The chapters are written in an accessible format that will be easy for parents to understand and pass on to their kids. This book also takes an inclusive approach to sex education, capturing the unique concerns and questions related to modern sexuality, including:

  • Issues related to social media and the internet
  • Topics such as consent and personal safety
  • Unique concerns in the LGBTQ+ community

Parents looking for age-appropriate books on sexuality and puberty like Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!), Growing Up Great!Boys & Sex, and Girls & Sex will love the scientifically based educational tools in A Modern Approach to the Birds and the Bees.

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Raising the Resistance

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The New Feminist Manifesto for Badass Moms

Acknowledging the dual role of mother and citizen, Scary Mommy writer and mom Farrah Alexander, provides empowerment and guidance for the modern progressive mother.

On the intersection of feminism and motherhood. Mothers are a force to be reckoned with. And after the Women’s March and midterm elections, moms have surely secured their spot in today's feminist movement. But for those who aren’t ready to make a bid for the presidency, the way forward can seem daunting and unclear. Whether it’s correcting a misinformed family member about gender equality or running for political office, this bold and accessible primer presents active parents with different types of activism they can incorporate into their parenting, no matter how big or small.

When active parents support the feminist movement. With practical guidance, political commentary, and inspiration, this feminist manifesto for moms tackles problems from political representation to sexual misconduct. It doesn’t just validate present-day feminist frustration, it also offers practical ways to channel it into solutions. Most importantly, it proves that by planting seeds of empathy and political awareness in their children, moms can raise their children to be change-makers. They can raise the resistance.

Inside, learn:

  • Self-care techniques for badass moms
  • Strategies for becoming a role model in today’s feminist movement
  • Different types of activism moms can use to take a stand
  • And more!

If you enjoyed books like Good and MadUnladylike, and Fight Like a Mother, then you’ll love Raising the Resistance.

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I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent

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Letting It Go—A Bereaving Mother, Delinquent Girls, and the Power of Rehabilitative Poetry Therapy

"Anyone who has suffered and cares about our world (that probably includes everyone) will be moved and changed by this book.” ―Elizabeth Lesser, author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow 

Experience the poignant real-life story of how author Sharon Charde was saved by her relationship with incarcerated young women at Touchstone, a residential all-female treatment center in Litchfield, Connecticut. And, learn how these young women—confined for crimes such as using drugs, truancy, assault, prostitution, and running away—were rehabilitated by their poetry teacher.

Letting go of grief and loss by writing poetry as therapy. I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent is a book for fans of the acclaimed movie Stand and Deliver. After the death of her child, a grief-stricken psychotherapist, teacher, and writer volunteers as a poetry teacher at a residential treatment facility for “delinquent” girls. Here, their mutual support nourishes and enriches each other, though not without large quantities of drama and recalcitrance. As Sharon and the girls share their losses through weekly writing, they came to realize their unlimited potential and poetic talents.

Healing from trauma. Healing can come in surprising ways across age and social class, as it did for both the girls and Sharon. But what happens when Sharon finally grasps that the most challenging experiences are the best teachers? Narrated in five parts, the book also contains poems written by the girls, as well as excerpts from their writing, Sharon’s son’s writing, and her own.

If you have read books such as Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?For White Folks Who Teach in the HoodThe Freedom Writers DiaryBetween the World and MeSo You Want to Talk about Race, or Reviving Ophelia; you will love I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent.

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Book of Awesome Women Writers

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Famous Female Authors Who Wrote Their Way Into History

“An absolute 'must read' for anyone thinking that centuries of literature being almost exclusively dominated by men.”—Library Bookwatch

From the first recorded writer to current bestsellers, Becca Anderson takes us through time and highlights historical women who have left their mark on the literary world.

Historical women writers. This expansive compilation of historical women writers is a chance to delve deeper into the lives and works of famous female authors and learn about some lesser-known greats. Some of the many female authors you will love learning about include: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Judy Blume, Rachel Carson, Nadine Gordimer, Dorothy Parker, Joyce Carol Oates, and many, many more.

Explore subjects and literary forms women writers have to offer. The works of these historical women vary greatly. Each is as unique and significant as the women who penned them. With the help of writers, editors, librarians, booksellers, and more, Anderson has crafted a must-read book for women of every background.

Celebrate the impact women have made in our culture. This feminist book is a beacon of brilliance. It is the perfect gift for artists, intellectuals, and anyone who seeks to be inspired by words and profound lives. Most of all, it is a celebration of the journeys and accomplishments of historical women who have worked to have their voices heard in black and white letters across the world.

In this book find:

  • Engaging chapters such as “Prolific Pens,” “Mystics, Memoirists, and Madwomen,” and “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested”
  • A plethora of new additions to your reading list
  • Confirmation that the female voice is awesome, and an essential part of literature
  • Interesting facts about beloved authors like Dorothy Parker, Jane Austen and many more

If you enjoyed titles such as Women in Art, Before They Were Authors, or Book of Awesome Women, then you’ll love The Book of Awesome Women Writers.

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Fabulous Female Firsts

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Celebrating Women

You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down

“If you want to school yourself on the women who have paved the way for the rest of us, then this is the book for you…” −Becca Anderson, bestselling author of The Book of Awesome Women

Societal mores of sexism and misogyny have kept generations of women on the sidelines of history. But in every era, there are women who refuse to sit back in the shadows. Fabulous Female Firsts is a celebration of those women―the role models who proved that with enough daring and enough tenacity, the impossible can become possible.

Enough is Not Enough. That’s what she said. From rebel girls who refused to let their wings be clipped to the suffragettes who claimed new space for women, each trailblazer in this collection of biographies pushed the boundaries for what was possible for women in their time, even if it meant being seen as stubborn, improper, or just a trainwreck. This book is in praise of “difficult women” who made the world a better place.

Feminism Throughout History. Maybe you know their names, but do you know their stories? You’ll find inspiration in the company of women. This collection includes the stories of some of the most fabulous women in world history, including Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O’Connor, Lucy Walker, Sally Ride, Kathryn Bigelow, Misty Copeland, Viola Desmond, Pauli Murray, Emma Gatewood, General Anna Hays, Junko Tabei, and Gertrude Ederle.

Young readers and people of all ages who are inspired by The Diary of Anne Frank and the life of Harriet Tubman will find new heroes in this book. If you enjoyed feminist books like The Book of Awesome Women, Bad Girls Throughout History, and Behind Every Great Man, you’ll love the inspiring stories in Fabulous Female Firsts: The Trailblazers Who Led the Way.

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