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Past Picks

September: You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein (See Discussion Questions)

October: Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw by Elissa Altman (See Discussion Questions)

November: Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown (See Discussion Questions)

December: My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (See Discussion Questions)

January: A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York by Liana Finck (See Discussion Questions)

February: The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn (See Discussion Questions)

March: All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister (See Discussion Questions)

April: The Beautiful Possible by Amy Gottlieb (See Discussion Questions)

May: Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children by Marjorie Ingall (See Discussion Questions)

June: Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg (See Discussion Questions)

July: All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan (See Discussion Questions)

August: How to be a Person in the World: Ask Polly's Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life by Heather Havrilesky (See Discussion Questions)

Audacity Book Cover
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Cover of Melanie Crowder's book Audacity (2015).

JWA's Young Adult Book Pick of 2017: Audacity by Melanie Crowder

A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power, Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for equal rights. (See Author Reflection)

Almost a Minyan, Cover
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Cover of Almost a Minyan by Lori S. Kline, illustrated by Susan Simon (2017).

JWA's Children's Book Pick of 2017: Almost a Minyan by Lori S. Kline

Almost a Minyan brings children into the world of a loving daughter and
 granddaughter whose family stays connected to each other and to the past through sacred ritual but can women
 and girls be part of the sacred minyan for public worship? 

This spirited story, brought to life with touching and reverent illustrations 
by Susan Simon, is a sure bet for young readers. (See Discussion Questions for Young Readers)


2015-2016 Book List

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club by Eileen Pollack

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Unterzakhn by Leela Corman

Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti

All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky

White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between by Judy Batalion

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen by Alix Kates Shulman

I’ll Drink to That by Betty Halbreich

The Little Bride by Anna Solomon

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner

The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor

JWA's 2016-2017 Book List
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The books from JWA's 2016-2017 Book List.

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