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Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by Bell Hooks - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781138821514
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Published: Routledge - October 20th, 2014

This important work should immediately make its way to your bookshelf. hooks will open your eyes and light a fire in your heart to rejuvenate the feminist - and humanist - movement. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780804173407
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Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2015

Extensively researched and full of comic book nuggets, LePore creates an exciting history of Wonder Woman's scandalous past. On another note, is it surprising Amy Poehler's book (Yes Please) was published the same day as Womder Woman's? YOu never see the two at once...hmmm... ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon


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ISBN: 9780316370134
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 9th, 2014

Fans of Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace" and James Scott's "The Kept" are going to be mesmerized by one soldier's struggle to get back home during the Civil War. The soldier's story is instantly addictive and true to the time period, giving a harrowing look into the repercussions of war and how the line between soldier and citizen is, more often than not, non-existent. A striking read that's as unpredictable as the war it's set in that is simply jaw-dropping to the very end. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

Thorn Jack

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ISBN: 9780062286727
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Published: Harper Voyager - June 24th, 2014

Love and magic run rampant in the small town of Fair Hollow, a small village on the Hudson where Serefina and her father hope for a new start. "Finn" finds herself perplexed by the less charming than mysterious village and enchanted by Jack Fata, whose family is known for their wealth, strange powers, and inexplicable attraction to Finn. Reminiscent of the movie "Hocus Pocus" but with a much, much darker story underneath. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

Pink Sari Revolution

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ISBN: 9780393349474
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2014

An inspiring rare insight on women in India taking the injustices and abuses against them into their own hands. The illiterate leader of the Pink Gang only looks like she speaks softly and carries a stick: in reality, Sampat Pal has created a grassroots movement like no other that serves as a call to arms for women around the world, citing the solidarity of women as the only means for achieving their human rights and equality. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon


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ISBN: 9780307455482
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Published: Anchor - August 12th, 2014

The stunning conclusion of the MaddAddam Trilogy proves that compassion and solidarity are not signs of weakness, but necessary traits for survival. An intense read that increased my faith in humanity and the power of love. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon


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