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Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why by Sady Doyle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781612195636
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Published: Melville House Publishing - September 20th, 2016

I'm so glad I had to read this for Northshire's Feminist Reading group, otherwise it would never have crossed my radar. This book revealed to me the unconscious prejudices I still carry despite being a proud feminist. Whether you're male or female or fluid, a loudly-identifying or closeted feminist, you need to read this and realize what's really going on when we taunt a Rihanna/Britney/Sylvia Plath/etc... ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin by Phil Cushway - Book Review

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By Phil Cushway (Compiled by), Victoria Smith (Photographer), Michael Warr (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780393352733
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 21st, 2016

This is a beautiful collection attesting to the power of all poems and all forms of protest. The anthology includes poetry from 43 modern greats and up-and-comings, personal biographies of each writer, and original artwork and posters spanning decades of the civil rights struggle. Each voice distinctly calls out the history of being black in America, from the first slaves to #BlackLivesMatter and the future beyond. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Salt Houses by Hala Alyan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544912588
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 2nd, 2017

As I read Salt Houses, I kept saying to myself, "I recognize that. That's me and my mother, clashing because we're so alike. That's my family's big fight over my grandmother's failing health. That's my family." The story of the human toll of each eruption in the Middle East, with new generations born into the upheaval of their parents' worlds, Salt Houses tells a story as foreign and familiar as family itself. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781632862051
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 10th, 2015

If you don't like poetry, this is a good place to start.
If you suddenly realized it's National Poetry Month and/or you haven't read a poem since high school, this is a good place to start.
If you dig Greek mythology, modern adaptations, gender politics, drugs, art, and/or love, this is a good place to start. ~ Reviewed by Katelynn Shimkus


Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

Rankine documents the microagressions that every person of color encounters - from herself and friends all the way up to esteemed athletes Serena Williams and Zinedine Zidane - through a mixture of poetry, photography, and stream-of-consciousness meditation. If you have read Ta-Nehisi Coates's bestseller Between the World and Me, this is your next read. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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