A Shining Thread of Hope By Darlene Clark Hine The story of a Black woman born into slavery and the trials that she endured, the battles she fought and the changes she made that led to the betterment of Black women. Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self By Kira Hall and Mary Bucholtz This book engages feminist theory and the intertwined nature of language and feminism. Global Feminism: Transnational Women’s Activism and Human Rights By Myra Ferree and Aili Trip A look at the growing interconnectedness of women’s rights movements, feminism and globalization. Journey from the Land of No By Roya Hakakian The story of the live of an Iranian Jew and the trials she and her family faced in the rise of Militant Islam. She was forced to endure embarrassment that is strikingly familiar to those at the beginning of the Nazi reign of terror in Germany. Kindred By Olivia Butler A science fiction novel which details the experience of a modern, young Black woman who is transported back to the Antebellum South in order to save the live of the man who will be her ancestor. Like one of the Family By Alice Childress A look at the divide between the haves and the have-nots from the perspective of a Black female domestic. Her wit and specialize views permeate this first hand account of exchanges between herself, friends and employers. Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations: 1968-1980 By Kimberly Springer An in-depth analysis of the Black Feminist Movement. A chronicle of the rise and fall of several Black Feminist Organizations. A look at how Feminist Theory was used by Black Women to navigate the world around them. Men, Women and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film By Carol Clover A look at the ways in which gender stereotypes and norms permeate the horror film genre. Reading Lolita in Tehran By Azar Nafisi A book about the bonds that women in Tehran shared through the discussion of banned books in Tehran. They met together to share ideas and use the books as a springboard to discuss the changes they were forced to endure. Sunflower and the Secret Fan By Lisa See A look back at the life of an elderly Chinese widow and the pains and trials she endured in her search for the one thing that has always eluded her; love. The Earth, my Butt and Other Big Round Things By Carolyn Mackler A first person fictional account of an overweight girl and her slightly dysfunctional family. This story is an account of the gender trials that women must endure and the way that the beauty myth and the double standard play a role in the lives of young girls. The Feast and the Holey Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women By Caroline Walker Bynum An examination of the importance of food and religion on the lives of medieval women. The Tale of Genji By Murasaki Shikibu An 11th century Japanese novel that is hailed as the first novel ever written. It concerns the lives of the men and women who must live and interact in the Emperor’s court. Undivided Rights: Women of Color organize for Reproductive Justice By Jael Silliman A look at the reproductive rights struggles through the eyes of women who identify as women of color. This book looks at their struggle to reclaim their reproductive power. Women in the Classical World By Fantham, Foley, Kampen, Pomeroy and Shapiro A textbook that looks at the lives of women in the Ancient World. Contains accounts of famous women of Greece, Rome and other ancient societies and gender roles which they had to navigate.