By Shelby Rowe Moyer
To honor and celebrate Women’s History Month in March, we asked Sydne Conant of A Room of One’s Own Bookstore to curate a list of her top, female-centered titles.
“There are continually new feminist voices and points of view to explore,” she says. “Especially now, I think reading young writers and nonwhite writers is important. Those are the people changing the world.”
Crack open these tomes for some fiery wisdom, history and inspiration.
“Quit Like a Woman by Holly Whitaker”
In a society where most events and celebrations center around drinking, Holly Whitaker decided to create a sober community and resources for anyone who wants to cut out alcohol. It’s a timely read during the pandemic, when alcohol use has skyrocketed.
“Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments” by Saidiya Hartman
An exploration of forgotten history, “Wayward Lives” shares intimate histories of Black women in New York and Philadelphia at the beginning of the 20th century.
“Hood Feminism” by Mikki Kendall
Mikki Kendall addresses modern feminism and how women today are overlooking their Black and brown counterparts.
“Run to Win” by Stephanie Schriock
A guide for any woman who wants to change the world or wants to help others. Stephanie Schriock has coached several prominent women in politics.
“Sisters in Hate” by Seyward Darby
An eye-opening report on how white women propagate and normalize white supremacy, racism and extremism.