An inspiring and radical celebration of 70 women, girls, and gender nonbinary people who have changed–and are still changing–the world
Product Code: 6900
ISBN: 9780399582233
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Pages: 208
Published Date: 10/16/2018
Availability:In stock
Price: $17.99

An inspiring and radical celebration of 70 women, girls, and gender nonbinary people who have changed–and are still changing–the world, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through Black Lives Matter and beyond.

With a radical and inclusive approach to history, Modern HERstory profiles and celebrates seventy women and nonbinary champions of progressive social change in a bold, colorful, illustrated format for all ages.

Despite making huge contributions to the liberation movements of the last century and today, all of these trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked and under-celebrated: not just women, but people of color, queer people, trans people, disabled people, young people, and people of faith.

Authored by rising star activist Blair Imani, Modern HERstory tells the important stories of the leaders and movements that are changing the world right here and right now–and will inspire you to do the same.

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Foreword by Tegan and Sara

1 Laying the Groundwork
Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson
Lorraine Hansberry
Patry Takemoto Mink
Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson & Katherine Johnson
2 Leading The Movement
Kimberle Crenshaw
Alicia Garza
Patrisse Cullors
Opal Tometi
Carmen Perze
Linda Sarsour
Tamika D. Mallory
3 Speaking Truth to Power
Allison Renville
Brittany Packnett
Geraldine Roman
Jamilah Lemieux
Janet Mock
Keah Brown
Manal al-Sharif
Rokhaya Diallo
Dr. Roxane Gay
Sandy Ho

4 the Revolution Will Be Live
Ava Duvernay
Cameron Esposito
Constance Wu
Ellen DeGeneres
Leslie Jones
Missy Elliot
Oprah Winfrey
Serena Williams
Solange Knowles

5 Mastering Modern Media
Aditi Juneja
Amandla Stenberg
Feminista Jones
Franchesca Ramsey
Issa Rae
Jackie Aina
Kat Blaque
Michelle Phan
Mon Haydar
Taye Hansberry
Vilissa Thompson
6 The Revolution Will Be Ours
Dr. Adrienne Keene
Alencia Johnson
Anjali Paray
Jennicet Gutierrez
Layshia Clarendon
Lori Rodriguez
Raquel Willis
Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer
Winnie Harlow
7 The Revolution Will Be Funded
SMANI Al-Khatahtbeh
Alissa Lentz
Eman Idil Bare
Ibtihaj Muhammad
Leslie Mac & Marissa Jenae Johnson
Shannon Coulter
Tegan & Sara
8 The Revolution is Now
Jazz Jennings
Mari Copeny
Marley Dias
Taylor Richardson
Yara Shahidi

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“Activist, journalist, and founder of the non-profit Equality for HER, Imani’s book is the one we need during the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements…This collection would be a welcome addition to any introductory women’s, gender, and sexuality studies course. It should also be shared among feminists and those passionate about fighting oppression based on class, disability, gender, race, and sexuality.” – Library Journal (starred review)

“. . .accessible, awe-inspiring. . . .a new textbook of history’s heroes, free of erasure and white-male bias. . . .Imani’s collection is galvanizing and hopeful, leaving the radicals of tomorrow with proof that all people—no matter their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or abilities—can change the world.” –Booklist (starred review)

“. . .an important introduction to social justice work, specifically that which pertains to racial, sexual, religious, and ableist discrimination and oppression. It provides a quick and accessible reference source for anyone interested in how change can be effected from various levels, from the academic front to grass-roots movements. It will show readers that activists are not monolithic and that they themselves are never too young, small, or different to work toward change. A crucial message of inclusivity and sensitivity is present throughout. This engaging work is about movers and shakers—folks who made moves and shook up the status quo for the betterment of all.” –Kirkus

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