We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy, a Very Oral History by Yael Kohen

“It’s better. But there is more journey ahead of us. The theory is that the rise of women in comedy parallels the rise of women in America. The same narrative applies to where society is when it comes to its treatment of women.”

The Loud Minority: Why Protest Matters in American Democracy by Daniel Q. Gillion

“In the book, Gillion presents the research he found when he pursued the question, “How do protests impact American democracy?” He reviews not only the history of protests in the United States but also the data collected from his action research about protests and their various natures.”

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

“I love this book for what it tells my students: no matter what life hands you, no matter how difficult it may be, surround yourself with people who cheer you on and hold on to your power, talent, and inherent worth. Don’t let anyone try to tell you you aren’t worthy because of x,y, or z. Because they are wrong.”

The Opposite of Hate by Sally Kohn

“I like the thought of my students becoming global citizens who can have a rational conversation with anyone — even people who have radically different beliefs than them. I like the idea that my students can be safer in the world if we all start connecting rather than hating.”

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

“Of all my credentials as a therapist, my most significant is that I’m a card-carrying member of the human race” – Gottlieb 7 Is it just me, or does everyone at some point or another think that going to a therapist is for other people? That’s what I used to think. I thought I was …