Women Warriors for Social Justice

The books include extraordinary stories by and about radical women who considered themselves to be links in the chain in the battle for social justice. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-09 10:37:30 UTC ]
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BookCon 2018: Meet Four Social Justice Warriors

The award-winning authors Kwame Alexander, Jason Reynolds, Angie Thomas, and Jacqueline Woodson will join podcaster and activist DeRay Mckesson to discuss social justice and positive representation in young adult literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Plurality of Traditions: Anthony Davis and the Social Justice Opera

ANTHONY DAVIS, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his opera The Central Park Five, is a composer with a great future behind him. Five is his eighth opera, and during those labors, spanning four decades, he’s found the time and talent to write orchestral pieces and music for plays, to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-10-17 12:30:47 UTC ]
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Race, Social Justice Titles Sparked Rise in Sales Last Week

'So You Want to Talk About Race' saw its sales jump by 848% last week over the previous week as a number of other social justice–related titles also saw big sales bumps, helping to drive up total unit sales of print books by 6.8% over the week ended May 30. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Social Justice Resources for the Book Business

As protests against police violence and in support of marginalized communities continue nationwide, 'PW' has put together a list of social justice resources to aid members of the book business and others in their efforts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Look for the Helpers: 11 Picture Book Biographies of Social Justice Leaders

Gather the kids and get to know some trailblazers in civil rights, education, disability, and more through these picture books about social justice leaders. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-09 10:41:32 UTC ]
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Sarah Moss on Ghost Walls, Violence Against Women, and Social Structures

Kendra Winchester: Hello, I’m Kendra Winchester. And this is Reading Women, a podcast inviting you to reclaim half the bookshelf by discussing books written by or about women. Today, I’m talking to Sarah Moss about her book Ghost Wall, which is out now in paperback from Picador. Welcome to 2020,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-08 09:45:19 UTC ]
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Women-Only Social Club The Wing Launches a Bi-Annual Print Magazine

The Wing, a women's-only social club and co-working space with locations in Manhattan, is the latest brand beloved by millennials to embrace the printed word. Launching this week, No Man's Land is a bi-annual print magazine created by The Wing with an editorial team including writers and... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Are So Many Women Perfectionists? Christian Author Blames Social Media

Amy Carroll examines perfectionism and encourages readers to question their motives in her book 'Breaking Up with Perfect.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Second Story Press Celebrates 25 Years of Feminist and Social Justice Publishing

When Toronto-based Second Story Press celebrated its 25th anniversary this month, the room at a community center in downtown Toronto was filled with authors and illustrators who have helped the press pursue its goal of publishing important feminist and social justice books for young readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Women ran. Women won. Women changed the rules of American politics.

Caitlin Moscatello recounts the 2018 midterms, which saw more female candidates than ever. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-30 12:14:40 UTC ]
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Vicky Williams on Women in Publishing: Women and Men Need to Champion Women

'Women need to almost un-condition themselves,' says Emerald's Vicky Williams, who joins The Markets' panel at Frankfurt Book Fair on women in publishing. The post Vicky Williams on Women in Publishing: Women and Men Need to Champion Women appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Does Goodreads Have a Problem with Fiction by Women, About Women?

If you’ve used the internet to read book or film reviews in the last decade, you’ve probably heard of the Bechdel test. Cartoonist Alison Bechdel introduced the test in her comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For in 1985 as a means of assessing the ways women are portrayed in fiction. The test... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-21 09:50:22 UTC ]
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Evaristo spotlights 20 Black women writers for International Women's Day

Booker-winning writer Bernardine Evaristo has marked International Women’s Day by curating a top 20 list of recently published Black British writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-08 03:11:09 UTC ]
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Reading Women Discuss Indigenous Women Writers from Around the World

To introduce Reading Women‘s theme this month, Kendra Winchester and Jaclyn Masters discuss books by and/or about Indigenous women, including Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise, the anthology Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, edited by Dr. Anita Heiss, Rebecca Roanhorse’s Trail of Lightning, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-04 08:46:57 UTC ]
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Celebrating Women in Translation Month: New Translations by Women from around the Globe, by Kayla E. Ciardi

Lit Lists Kayla E. Ciardi For WLT’s November 2016 issue, author and translator Alison Anderson explores and explains in her essay “Of Gatekeepers and Bedtime Stories: The Ongoing Struggle to Make Women’s Voices Heard”—in an issue devoted exclusively to... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2019-08-15 14:12:27 UTC ]
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Leading Women Took the Stage at Adweek’s Women Trailblazers Event

On July 16, Adweek convened some of the most powerful women in media and advertising. Check out the best shots from the event as well as Adweek's upcoming events, if you want in on the action. (L. to r.) Shyama Puliyanda, senior director, Kantar; Mandy Rico, global director, Inclusion Index;... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-07-22 22:30:01 UTC ]
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Half of women over 40 say older women in fiction are clichés, survey finds

Fifty-one percent of women over 40 feel older women in fiction books tend to fall into clichéd roles, according to a new survey.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-27 07:03:41 UTC ]
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Five Women Authors, Six Women Translators on Man Booker International Shortlist

Independent publishers Fitzcarraldo Editions, Sandstone Press, Serpent's Tail, and And Other Stories are represented in this year's Man Booker International Prize shortlist for work in translation. The post Five Women Authors, Six Women Translators on Man Booker International Shortlist appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pluto Press to join Women's Strike on International Women's Day

Women workers at radical publisher Pluto Press are going on strike for International Women’s Day as part of a national campaign. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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