Book Recommendations to Keep the #MeToo Movement Alive

As women continue to share their stories of pain, fear, and anger, we must do all we can to keep the #MeToo movement alive and in the forefront of our minds. Let’s continue to support and encourage women and men to speak out against gender inequality. Take a look at this list of books that encompasses the spirit of the #MeToo movement.

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  1. Letter to My Daughter
    by Maya Angelou

New York Times best-selling author Maya Angelou shares her thoughts, feelings, and desires for the daughter she never had. She recalls her personal experiences and disperses life lessons through personal essays that lay the path to a meaningful life. Letter to My Daughter is a book that entertains, teaches, inspires, and touches. A shining example of how to support the #MeToo movement with grace and clarity.

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2. The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Labeled as one of America’s 100 most-loved books by The Great American Read, The Handmaid’s Tale is an absolute classic. Set in a dystopian future, the Republic of Gilead exists in what we know as present-day America. Society has reverted back to the ideologies of the Puritans, and the consequences of such a strict and oppressive regime takes its toll. A frightening look at what could transpire and a reason to make sure the
#MeToo movement continues its fight.

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  1. XX v XY: The Final World War
    by Christina Cigala

In the spirit of dystopian futures, XX v XY shows another frightening portrayal of America’s future should the #MeToo movement fail. America is split in half, one side controlled by a perverted mad man altering women to his own ideal of beauty. The other side is ruled by a group of women who mandate the population take a prescription pill to suppress their weaker emotions. The two ideologies cannot co-exist peacefully as the world braces
for war.

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  1. How Women Negotiate From a Position of Strength
    by Raye Mitchell

A how-to book designed to promote and inspire women to rise up and take charge of their own destinies. This book is for every woman who wants to be an effective influencer and make a difference in a noisy world of competing issues and opportunities. How Women Negotiate From a Position of Strength seeks to empower women – an ultimate goal that is shared with the #MeToo movement.

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  1. Blue Bird

    by Magda Ayuk

A collection of poems that is both a political statement and a spiritual
journey. Blue Bird emphasizes self-love and healing even in the face of
oppression. An inspirational read that explores the topics of race, sex,
gender and love. Blue Bird is a testament to the creativity and power women
yield. A book to keep the spirit of the #MeToo movement alive.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.