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A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables) By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250765352
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tordotcom - October 5th, 2021

This reimagined Sleeping Beauty retelling is the perfect novella for single-sitting reading. Wry, dark, and deeply feminist, A Spindle Splintered is the type of story I don't want to spoil. Just read it, closely, and then pass it on to all your friends.

 


Review by Danielle

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Girlhood By Melissa Febos Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635572520
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 30th, 2021

I am a huge fan of this author. Everything they write stops me in my tracks. The essays here will expand your thoughts on feminism and the media we've been consuming since childhood. 


Review by Rosa

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We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781642595253
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Haymarket Books - February 23rd, 2021

Abolitionist and activist Mariame Kaba has curated accessible essays about transformative justice and prison abolition. From R. Kelly to killer cops, Kaba explains the principles behind her work and how difficult it can be to break away from the punishment = justice mindset instilled within us. Every essay pushes for difficult conversations to have with yourself, but Kaba is there to remind you that "hope is a discipline", and that the beauty of abolition is held within the possibilities of a future that does not require the harmful relic of the prison industrial complex. 

 


Review by Sarah C.

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Grown Ups: A Novel By Emma Jane Unsworth Cover Image
$27.00
Unavailable at this time.
ISBN: 9781982141936
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - August 18th, 2020

If you loved the show FLEABAG, then this book is for you. Funny as hell with some heartbreaking moments. One of the more real mother/daughter relationships I've read in awhile. Perfect book to read to help you get out of a reading slump. 


Review by Rosa