We’re recommending two books this issue. If you have any suggestions for any books, movies, TV shows, etc. that you would like to recommend, feel free to let us know!
Educated by Tara Westover (2018). Recommended by Raymond J. Aycock.–Educated is about the structural, emotional and physical violence the author endured growing up among Mormon survivalists in Idaho. She escapes to the ivory tower of academia where she unpacks her experiences with unflinching curiosity. Her take on education: “I experienced it as getting access to different ideas and perspectives and using them to construct my own mind.”
The Power by Naomi Alderman (2016). Recommended by Daniet Moges.–This science-fiction book invites you to explore a world were women possessed a superpower that led the woman to be the dominant gender. This book explores the experiences of various young women with various backgrounds who choose to exercise their newly developed abilities. This book is thought-provoking, entertaining and delves into the role of gender in power.