2015 Politics




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My Life on the Road Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679456209
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Published: Random House - October 27th, 2015

Gloria Steinem’s new book, which is part memoir and part organizing manual, will inspire feminists and social justice activists of all ages, races, ethnic groups, and genders. Her nomadic childhood was difficult, but good preparation for the next more than half century during which she spent half of her life on the road. Her embrace of the talking circle concept began in her twenties when she traveled in India working with non-violent peace and land reform activists. Talking circles, based on talking, but just as importantly, on listening and building consensus.  The ‘77 National Women’s Conference in Houston is described in some detail in the book since Steinem sees that event as a turning point not only in her life, but in many lives of the 20,000 women that attended. Her life on the road continues today, even as she enters her 80s. ~ Joan

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The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633232
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

Through an exploration of his own family history, Pierce (The Wire, Selma) shows what it means to grow up with a strong sense of family and community. Beginning with stories that trace back to his great-grandfather, a freed slave that was taken from his family, Pierce takes the reader on a tour of the culture of New Orleans, the birth of jazz, the loss due to the hurricane, and the importance of rebuilding the city. A tribute to his own family, an examination of the meaning and importance of art to New Orleans, this deeply personal memoir shows the strength held by so many African-American New Orleanians, and how the resilience of “Slavery, Poverty, Jim Crow, Segregation: Is that all you got?” turned into “Hurricanes, Floods, Exile, Crime, Corruption, Betrayal, Greed, Neglect: Is that all you got?” ~ Michael

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062415837
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 27th, 2015

How exciting that a tumblr blog becomes a bestselling book about a feminist lawyer and judge! A book for a wide range of readers, from young adults to those of us who remember those difficult days before and during second wave feminism. We learn about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early years as one of the very few female law students, her struggle to find a job after law school, her work with the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, as well as, her impressive judicial decisions and Supreme Court dissents. For all of us who are fans of the notorious RBG there are added features such as a description of her workout, RBG swag, and photos of lace collars!   ~ Joan