Imani Gandy is a recovering attorney turned women's rights activist and journalist. She is currently Senior Legal Analyst at RH Reality Check where she writes about reproductive rights and reproductive justice, develops policy resources related to federal and state anti-choice legislation, and co-hosts RJ Courtwatch, a legal podcast. She is the publisher of Angry Black Lady Chronicles (ABLC), which won the 2010 Black Weblog Award for Blog to Watch and the 2012 Black Weblog Award for Best Political/News Blog. She is also the co-host of This Week in Blackness Prime.
7 books on the list
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The Fourth Procedure
A Novel of Medical Suspense
This thrilling book follows a lawyer arguing a life-or-death case, a surgeon answering an emergency call, and a medical examiner investigating a body in a parking lot. But when evidence links a Congressman to the death and powerful men make backroom deals, events spiral out of control. With shocking twists and turns, this story will leave you on the edge of your seat until its explosive conclusion.
there's a book called The Fourth Procedure that you really should find and read. It's a thriller involving the Supreme Court and abortion and it's WILD. I don't want to say more. It's so wild that you have to read it—spoiling it would be mean. – source
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Discover a thrilling murder mystery that combines family saga, love story, and financial intrigue in one complex yet atmospheric novel. Follow journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the enigmatic hacker Lisbeth Salander as they delve deep into a dark world of corruption to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of a wealthy family scion over 40 years ago. Don't miss out on this satisfyingly entertaining read.
@NellieBlithe Oh I liked the book! – source
Harriet the Spy
A young girl named Harriet keeps a secret notebook of honest observations about her parents, classmates, and neighbors. But when her notebook is found by her peers, Harriet must navigate their anger and retaliation in this hilarious and heartwarming tale.
I said “had to” like it was a bad thing. Harriet the spy is a great book. Iconic. I read it so many times. – source
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An Introduction (Volume 1) (Reproductive Justice
Explore the intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender politics with Reproductive Justice. Written by scholar-activists Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Solinger, this first-of-its-kind primer takes an essential look at the reproductive rights movement and social justice. Discover how we can illuminate the complex web of structural obstacles that women of color face regarding their sexual and reproductive intentions. An essential guide to mobilizing around women's human rights in the twenty-first century.
@VillaviMD @votecumby @Rewire_News @PPFA @ACLU @ReproRights @LorettaJRoss Yes! An excellent book – source
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Explore the world of William Shakespeare with this comprehensive collection including 16 comedies, 10 histories, 12 tragedies, and all of his poems and sonnets. This stunning gift edition features a full cloth binding, foil blocking on the spine, and an elegant slipcase. Essential reading like Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and Macbeth are included alongside lesser-known gems for a complete Shakespearean education.
My mom gave me her copy of the complete works of William Shakespeare about ten years ago. Published in 1936. It’s my most precious book. Even #SpanielDayLewis is into it. – source
So You Want to Talk About Race
This New York Times bestseller by Ijeoma Oluo takes an unflinching look at race in America, covering everything from intersectionality to white privilege. With empathy and clarity, Oluo provides readers with the tools to engage in honest conversations about racism, even in difficult situations like confronting a friend's racist jokes or discussing white privilege. A must-read for anyone looking to educate themselves on race in America and take productive anti-racist action.
I’m not really kidding. Ijeoma’s book is great for white people—because seriously, get a clue—but it’s also great for Black people who are sick and tired of trying to talk about race with clueless white people and end up frustrated and wanting to stab everything in sight. – source
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The Vagina Bible
The Vulva and the Vagina
Discover the truth about women's health with this definitive guide to vaginal health from an expert OB/GYN. Dr. Jen Gunter debunks myths, covers important topics like the vaginal microbiome and genital hygiene, and provides answers to questions you may have been too afraid to ask. This comprehensive guide covers everything from reproductive health to menopause, with fun facts and helpful advice along the way. Whether you're in your twenties or sixties, this book is a must-have resource for every woman.
This book is basically everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the vagina but were afraid to ask. Great work, @DrJenGunter! – source
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