Bitch: 19 Books Feminists Should Read in May

by Evette Dionne

From the late 1940s through the mid-1960s, Black girls and their families were at the forefront of the movement to integrate schools and make America live up to its promise of all children getting equal access to education. Ruby Bridges, Elizabeth Eckford, and scores of other Black girls were fighting to enforce Brown v. Board of Education, but they faced discrimination at every turn. In her sweeping analysis of what it means to be “firsts,” Devlin makes it clear what was at stake for these girls and why we must continue to remember their sacrifices.