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Anna and her mother have moved hundreds of miles to put the past behind them. A fresh start is what they both need. But then rumors and whispers start up again. Anna tries to ignore what’s happening by immersing herself in learning about Maggie, a local woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century. A woman who was shamed. Silenced. And whose story has unsettling parallels to Anna’s. From Laura Bates, internationally renowned feminist and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, comes a debut novel for the #metoo era. It’s a powerful call to action, reminding readers of the implications of sexism and the role we can each play in ending it.
Welcome, Rioters! Today we’re excited to explore social justice in literature. Stay informed on important political movements, learn how to engage in meaningful discourse, and get some historical perspective on current events and issues from civil rights, to feminism, to activism for kids.
Learn more about the women warriors of social justice and the uprisings and revolutions that have impacted change. Try these comics about social justice for all ages or plays that provoke thought as they entertain. From nonfiction reads to queer romance, we’ve got the books and conversations to help you tackle the tough stuff and make an impact.
It’s time to dive in. Let’s talk books and social justice.