by Tiffany Jewell,
published
January 7, 2020
For Ages 11 to 16

Vote For Our Future
by Margaret McNamara, 
publishing
February 18, 2020
For Ages 4 to 8



by Kacen Callender,
publishing
May 5, 2020
For Ages 14 and up
 
 
by Chelsea Clinton,
publishing
May 19, 2020
For Ages 4 to 8

 
by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed,
publishing
April 14, 2020
For Ages 9 to 12

 
Edited by Patrice Caldwell,
publishing
March 10, 2020
For Ages 12 and up

 
 The List of Things That Will Not Change
by Rebecca Stead,
publishing
April 7, 2020
For Ages 8 to 12

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Is your school or organization interested in partnering with Women & Children First for bulk orders, author visits, fundraisers, and more? Reach out to wcfkarlee@gmail.com for more information! 
Book of the Month



Visit the Coffee Studio to find out our Book of the Month! Take a picture of the sticker & book and bring it to W&CF to receive 10% off the selected book!

More titles coming this Spring!


by Cameron Esposito,
publishing
March 24, 2020

 
by Justin Phillip Reed,
publishing
April 7, 2020


 
by Jesmyn Ward, p ublishing
April 7, 2020


by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas,
publishing
April 28, 2020


by Meredith Talusan,
publishing
May 26, 2020

 
by Emma Straub,
publishing
May 5, 2020

 
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Intersections
Spring 2020 
 
Dear Friends of Women & Children First, 
 
Happy (almost) Spring! Welcome to our new seasonal newsletter,  Intersections. Never fear, this will not be replacing our monthly events newsletter! Intersections will be a seasonal, book-focused newsletter where we'll share with you upcoming books we're excited about, current books we recommend, store news, and information about our amazing community partners.

What's in THIS edition? We have new and upcoming titles for kids and teens, staff recommendations, pre-order exclusives, a pre-order 'how to' guide, and more!

Some exciting news, we are working on building a ROMANCE section that still maintains our feminist mission! We would love for your input to support us in making sure we bring in the books you want. Fill out THIS SURVEY to help us bring romance to W&CF.
 
Did you know Women & Children First has an extensive FAQ page on our website? The first "A" in the list of Q's was written by one of our former booksellers, Xandria, and it does a tremendous job of explaining what a feminist bookstore is and how we curate our book selection to reflect our mission. We hope you'll take the time to give it a read!   

Explore all we have to offer and get ready for spring reading with all of the amazing books below! We hope you enjoy!

With love & thanks,

W&CF
 
HOW TO
Pre-Order Upcoming Titles
 
Over the past year, you may have noticed us highlighting upcoming titles. Pre-orders are a great way to support your favorite author, get exclusive promotions, and be the first to read a new book! 

To pre-order an upcoming title on our website, click any book on this list. You will be redirected to the Women & Children First website, where you can add the book to your shopping cart. Complete the next steps, and order! We'll contact you on the publication date so you can pick up your book in our store (or have it shipped to you). 
 
You can also visit our in-store pre-order display and chat with our booksellers about upcoming titles!
 
 

Bonus: pre-ordering a book by an author you love helps to build the buzz and can influence how we order books into the store!
PRE-ORDER  EXCLUSIVES

Explore some this spring's big titles and the
promotions for them!

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by Hilary Mantel,
publishing
March 10, 2020
Signed pre-order books -- limited quantity!






by Emily St. John Mandel,
publishing
March 24, 2020
Free Glass Hotel Keychain -- limited quantity!







by Julia Alvarez,
publishing
April 7, 2020
Alvarez's first book for
adults in 15 years!






by Sara Paretsky,
publishing
April 21, 2020
Signed pre-order books -- 
limited quantity!






publishing
April 28, 2020
Canvas tote bag --
limited quantity! 





by Suzanne Collins,
publishing
May 19, 2020
Embroidered Ballad logo patch with pre-order!


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STAFF RECOMMENDATION 
By Emma Copley Eisenberg
Recommended by Linda Bubon
 
One of the finest pieces of narrative non-fiction I've ever read, The Third Rainbow Girl takes us into the aftermath of a double murder in Appalachia in 1980 and shows the reverberations over the decades and into the present. Intimate, honest, and deeply probing, in this book  Emma Copley Eisenberg examines issues of class and community in a West Virginia county that changed forever how I looked at Appalachia.


STAFF RECOMMENDATION 
By E. J. Koh
Recommended by Ida Cuttler
 
The Magical Language of Others is a tremendous memoir that reveals a relationship between mothers and daughters in one of the most vulnerable, dis-encumbered ways that I have yet to encounter. It hypnotized me, charmed me, and left me thinking about the ways that everyone is a translator; translating the histories and versions of their families and past again and again while looking for a deeper sense of connection, belonging, and self. The prose in this book is so vivid! It's full of gorgeous quotes that continue to pull me apart, like this one: "They say a person has so unique a set of meanings we ought not to be able to understand each other, yet we speak and teach as if by magic."  Koh performs magic. She teaches. We learn. Sparks fly.


STAFF RECOMMENDATION 
Edited by Ejeris Dixon &
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Recommended by H. Melt
 
This anthology from AK Press is filled with interviews, essays, and tools for creating change from activists and organizations with years of experience practicing transformative justice, including adrienne maree brown, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, and Mariame Kaba. Shira Hassan explains, "what I want a community accountability process to do is set everyone up for the best possible healing." Reading this book offers many ways to build communities and address harm in ways that lead to healing. 


STAFF RECOMMENDATION 
By Bishakh Som
Recommended by Aria Baci

This collection of eight comic stories explores the peculiarities of sex, gender, desire, friendship, family, and culture. Bishakh Som creates a dreamlike polyphony of speculative fiction, science fiction, magical realism, and South Asian folklore, hand-painted in sepia-toned watercolors and hand-lettered in a cursive style. This is an imaginative and provocative debut recommended especially for readers of comics, queer and trans lit, and South Asian-influenced narratives.



 


Upcoming Offsite Event
Women-Owned Business Market 
Saturday, March 21st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
Celebrate Women's History Month with a Women-Owned Business Market and special programming commemorating 100 years of the suffrage movement. The doors and market open at 10:00 a.m. Lecture begins at 11:00 a.m., and the market continues from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Admission is $10.

Glesser House and Friends of Historic Second Church are partnering for this event.

For more information, click HERE

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