Auntie's Holiday Gift Guide: Social Justice

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525575320
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Published: Crown - June 30th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In our own moment, when that confrontation feels more urgently needed than ever, what can we learn from his struggle?

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020

"If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better."--NPR

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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580059510
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Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?

Queerstory: An Infographic History of the Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights Cover Image
By Rebecca Strickson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781982142377
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Published: Tiller Press - October 6th, 2020

Celebrate the remarkable stories, events, and landmarks of the global LGBTQ+ movement with this inspirational and empowering infographic guide to the path toward equality throughout history.

The Art of Drag Cover Image
By Jake Hall, Sofie Birkin (Illustrator), Helen Li (Illustrator), Jasjyot Singh Hans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781910620717
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Published: Nobrow - September 1st, 2020

Before RuPaul's Drag Race propelled the cultural phenomenon into the global spotlight, drag had been around for thousands of years.

Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250257703
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 9th, 2020


"With each page, she inspires and empowers us to create systems that reflect a world in which all voices are heard and all people believe and feel that they matter."
Kerry Washington

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525509684
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Published: One World - October 20th, 2020

An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter 

Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593233009
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Published: One World - October 6th, 2020

Reflect on your understanding of race and discover ways to work toward an antiracist future with this guided journal from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning.

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250251237
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Published: Picador - April 21st, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Pacific Northwest Book Award | Winner of the 2020 Washington State Book Award | Named a 2019 Southwest Book of the Year | Shortlisted for the 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize

What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system?

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984821188
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 8th, 2020

A powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author’s encounters with gun violence.

“Essential . . . We need more voices like Toni Jensen’s, more books like Carry.”—Tommy Orange, New York Times bestselling author of There There 

Black Imagination: Black Voices on Black Futures Cover Image
By Natasha Marin (Editor), Steven Dunn (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781944211844
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Published: McSweeney's - February 4th, 2020

Recommended by Jason Reynolds on PBS News Hour

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062868886
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Published: Harper Wave - June 2nd, 2020

“I get so jazzed about the future of feminism knowing that Amanda Montell’s brilliance is rising up and about to explode worldwide.”—Jill Soloway

A brash, enlightening, and wildly entertaining feminist look at gendered language and the way it shapes us.