NYPL’s List of Essential Reads on Feminism

On the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment (securing some women’s right to vote in the USA, though it’s crucial to note that Black women would have to wait almost 50 years), the New York Public Library has released their list of Essential Reads on Feminism. With books and essays for kids, teens and adults, the lengthy selection includes “first-hand accounts and histories” that trace …

Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan

Written by Elaine M Hayes, “Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan” explores the jazz musician and human/women’s rights activist’s incredible—yet often looked over—existence and legacy. From her early life in Jersey, to the ways in which she helped desegregate radio, to performing at the Apollo, to her civil rights work, Vaughan was truly a force—paving the way for women of color in …

Our Back to School Reading List

Eight books for those missing the days when they were told what to read

Whether you’re voracious readers or simply image-seeking page flippers, the following eight books reflect some of the most interesting that have crossed our path recently. As students head off to school, we can all jump on the book-reading band wagon. Of late, we’ve also been smitten with new author Robert Moor’s engaging study on the origins of trails and we spent about as much time …