Silence Breakers: Ten Books about Women, Work, and Power

“More than half of U.S. women have experienced unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances from men, three in 10 have put up with unwanted advances from male co-workers, and a quarter have endured them from men who had influence over their work situation,” says a new ABC News-Washington Post poll.

The stories of harassment and intimidation that have come out of the #MeToo movement are, sadly, nothing new.  Readers who want to go beyond the headlines will find much to anger and inspire them in these illuminating titles.


Be Fierce, by Gretchen Carlson

Class Action: The Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harassment Law, by Clara Bingham

Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, by Zoe Quinn

Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace, by Jessica Bennett

 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg

 The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, by Kate Moore

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change, by Ellen Pao

The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities, by Ching-In Chen (editor)

Speaking Truth to Power, by Anita Hill

Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, by David von Drehle

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About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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