Build an Antiracist Library

We believe that books are tools for liberation, but we also know that they are just one piece of the work that needs to be done to achieve racial justice. Starting in October, we will highlight two to three books by BIPOC authors and donate 100% of our profits from those sales to a mission-aligned organization. We also encourage you to donate directly to these organizations by following the links in the descriptions below. Thank you!

October 2020 - Black and Pink: Chicago

"We fight to abolish prisons. We fight for basic human rights." --Black and Pink 

Black and Pink: Chicago formed in 2013. They work toward prison abolition by providing pen pal matching, mail processing, and political education through card writing parties and reading groups.

See this month's highlighted titles below.

DONATE TO Black and Pink: Chicago HERE


Brave Space Alliance

Beginning in June 2020, Women & Children First committed to a recurring donation of $100 a month (minimum) to Brave Space Alliance. Brave Space Alliance is the first Black- and trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, designed to create and provide affirming and culturally competent services for the entire LGBTQ community of Chicago. We encourage our community to join us in supporting this organization. Please follow the link below to donate directly to Brave Space Alliance. 

DONATE TO Brave Space Alliance HERE

Missing Daddy Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Bria Royal (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781642590364
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haymarket Books - September 17th, 2019

I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551527758
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 15th, 2019

Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620973103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - July 21st, 2020