Vive La Resistance: 12 Must-Read Books That Sparked a Movement

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Last Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March in Washington. From the #MeToo movement that ousted the likes of Harvey Weinstein and, to women running for public office in record-breaking numbers and Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes, a lot has happened since that moment. But one thing that has been made abundantly clear is that there is a huge resistance movement and in 2018, it’s only getting stronger.

With an increase in visibility for women and social justice issues across the board, we’re so excited that the world of publishing and literature is following along. This year, there will be more books than ever being published on resistance, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, intersectionality, immigration, and so much more. We thought we’d give you a preview of six of the best resistance books coming out in 2018 – and because it’s always good to look at where you came from, we also have six classic books of rebellion and resistance.

New Books of Rebellion

A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting For Good

Love, Hate and Other Filters

In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss and the Fight for Trans Equality

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

 Classic Books of Resistance

Native Son: A Novel

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

Why We Can’t Wait

The Feminine Mystique

The Fire Next Time

Common Sense, Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine

 

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Rachel Fogle De Souza was born and raised in Connecticut, and traveled extensively throughout Europe, parts of Asia, and the United States, before attending college at the University of California, Davis, where she received a B.A. in Comparative Literature, with a double minor in Women, Gender and Sexualities studies, and Middle Eastern/South Asian studies. When she's not writing, she's reading, boxing, or thinking about traveling.

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