Reviewed by Wanda Deschamps: “That’s a girl who has short hair and likes sports” explained Lisa Selin Davis’s daughter as she made the announcement of her identity to her mother by relaying this explanation from her grade one classmate. Selin Davis was curious about her daughter’s description yet could have left it there. The seeds, however, for Selin Davis’s non-fiction … [Read more...] about Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different
Reviewed by Gail Picco: Palmieri’s business is politics and that’s the world she describes. At 208 pages, it’s almost a pocket size book and a breezy read, written by a political insider. Given the pandemic, the clarion call from Black Lives Matter, and the apparent disintegration of our powerhouse neighbour to the south—and the very environment in which Palmieri is working—it … [Read more...] about She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man’s World
Reviewed May 15 2020 by Joanne Linka: "[Armstrong] takes a difficult topic – the centuries-old oppression of women – and deconstructs it with insight wisdom and most of all hope." … [Read more...] about Power Shift: The Longest Revolution
Reviewed November 22 2019 by Katherine Verhagen Rodis: "[Doolittle] credits the #MeToo movement as essential in changing social conditions so that more people experiencing sexual assault can come forward. But she sees social media as an inadequate tool alone to foster “reasoned debate.” … [Read more...] about Had It Coming: What’s Fair in the Age of #MeToo?
Reviewed June 5 2019 by Gail Picco: "Melinda Gates explains how the road to her belief in 'women’s empowerment as the single most important thing we can do to reduce inequity' was not a direct route. But she feels her current path is sure. and using the confident analogy of an airplane leaving the tarmac and taking flight as comparable to the power of an informed analysis." … [Read more...] about The Moment of Lift