BCRW Recommendations

Word Up is proud to be the bookseller for the events curated by Barnard Center for Research on Women. Below are some books for recent or forthcoming events, alongside perennial recommendations. For more information about BCRW, please visit https://bcrw.barnard.edu.

“Prisons Make Us Safer”: And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration (Myths Made in America) By Victoria Law Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780807029527
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Published: Beacon Press - April 6th, 2021

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color By Andrea Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Andrea Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780807088982
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Published: Beacon Press - August 1st, 2017

Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms By Maya Schenwar, Victoria Law, Michelle Alexander (Foreword by) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620976975
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Published: New Press - September 7th, 2021

Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms By Maya Schenwar, Victoria Law, Michelle Alexander (Foreword by) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781620973103
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Published: New Press - July 21st, 2020

A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain (Sexual Cultures #8) By Christina Crosby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781479853168
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Published: New York University Press - October 3rd, 2017

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis: How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community By Jodi Eichler-Levine Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781469660639
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 19th, 2020

Lifeblood of the Parish: Men and Catholic Devotion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (North American Religions #4) By Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781479830497
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Published: New York University Press - December 8th, 2020

Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next) By Dean Spade Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781839762123
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Published: Verso - October 27th, 2020

Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement By Ejeris Dixon (Editor), Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Editor) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781849353625
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Published: AK Press - January 21st, 2020

In the Wake: On Blackness and Being By Christina Sharpe Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780822362944
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Published: Duke University Press - November 14th, 2016

The Blue Clerk: Ars Poetica in 59 Versos By Dionne Brand Cover Image
$24.95
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ISBN: 9781478000068
Published: Duke University Press - August 29th, 2018

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration By Nicole R. Fleetwood Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780674919228
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 28th, 2020

The Sex Obsession: Perversity and Possibility in American Politics (Sexual Cultures #55) By Janet R. Jakobsen Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781479846085
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Published: New York University Press - August 25th, 2020

Taking Children: A History of American Terror By Laura Briggs Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780520343672
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Published: University of California Press - June 16th, 2020

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Lost Children Archive: A novel By Valeria Luiselli Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780525436461
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Published: Vintage - February 4th, 2020

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals By Saidiya Hartman Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Justice) By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781469653662
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 21st, 2019

Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth (Anthropologies of American Medicine: Culture #7) By Dána-Ain Davis Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781479853571
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Published: New York University Press - June 25th, 2019

Crossfire: A Litany for Survival By Staceyann Chin, Jacqueline Woodson (Foreword by) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781642590258
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 15th, 2019

Dub: Finding Ceremony By Alexis Pauline Gumbs Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781478006459
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Published: Duke University Press - February 14th, 2020

Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems By Ntozake Shange Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781501169939
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Published: 37 Ink - November 14th, 2017

We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781642595253
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 23rd, 2021

Minor Detail By Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette (Translated by) Cover Image
By Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811229074
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Published: New Directions - May 26th, 2020

WHEREAS: Poems By Layli Long Soldier Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977672
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017

Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel By Madeleine Thien Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393354720
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 3rd, 2017

How to Go Mad Without Losing Your Mind: Madness and Black Radical Creativity By La Marr Jurelle Bruce Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781478010876
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Published: Duke University Press - June 18th, 2021

Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature By Farah Jasmine Griffin Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393651904
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021