As the one year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration edges closer, the books about his rise to power — and the resistance that met his presidency — are being released with fire and fury. (I'm sorry.) On Jan. 16, readers have two nonfiction books about Trump to look forward to reading: How Democracies Dieby Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt and Trumpocracy by David Frum. And from the voices of those living the resistance each and every day, there are three books to expect this week: Together We Rise, a coffee table book that takes you behind the scenes of the Women's March movement; When They Call You A Terrorist, a far meatier memoir about the Black Lives Matter movement, as told by two of its creators, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele; and So You Want To Talk About Raceby Ijeoma Oluo, an accessible breakdown of the racial landscape in America today.
The fiction being released this week is also imbued with the politics of our current struggle: Love, Hate and Other Filtersby Samira Ahmed tackles racism and xenophobic through the story of a young American Muslim girl who must reckon with her own future and identity in the wake of a terrorist attack; and Red Clocksby Leni Zumas asks readers to contemplate what will truly happen if politicians succeed in revoking reproductive rights for women.
There are numerous books out this week that deserve a spot on your bookshelf, but here are three by women that I recommend for the days ahead: