Feminist Book Recs

This page is dedicated to discovering and celebrating feminist narratives.  These books confront sexism and gender conformity with an aim to promote gender equality.  Many also aim to promote healthy self-perceptions for women, and foster a safe culture for honest gender expression.  


Feminist Fiction Recs

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood ★★★★★ | adult sci-fi, dystopian
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The Power by Naomi Alderman ★★★★★ | adult sci-fi
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Feminist Nonfiction Recs

Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh ★★★★★ | American Muslim writer, feminist activist
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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozie Adiche ★★★★★ | essay exploring gender politics
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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie ★★★★★ | Nigerian author, feminist activist
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The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss ★★★★★ | in depth exploration of gender inequality
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Speaking Out: A 21-st Century Handbook for Women and Girls by Tara Moss ★★★★★ | guide to speaking out against gender inequality
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Walking Towards Ourselves: Indian Women Tell Their Stories edited by Catriona Mitchell ★★★★★ | short memoir anthology, Indian culture, domestic violence
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Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation edited by Kate Bernstein & S. Bear Bergman ★★★★★ | essays, comic art, conversations from trans-spectrum creators
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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson ★★★☆☆ | memoir of marriage to gender-fluid partner
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The Camera My Mother Gave Me by Susanna Kaysen ★★★★★  | chronic pain, female sexuality
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