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How Mamas Love Their Babies + Young, Gifted, & Black: Busboys & Poets

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How Mamas Love Their Babies

Juniper Fitzgerald and Elise Peterson
Mamas work in different ways to take care of their babies, but everything they do is out of love.

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Mamas work in different ways to take care of their babies, but everything they do is out of love.

"This is the mothering book I've always dreamed of! How Mamas Love Their Babies shifts our narrow definition of what a mother is, what a mother does, what a mother looks like, and what caring for our babies looks like." —Sarah Sophie Flicker

llustrating the myriad ways that mothers provide for their children—piloting airplanes, washing floors, or dancing at a strip club—this picture book is the first to depict a sex-worker parent. Introducing the idea of bodily labor, it provides an expanded notion of working mothers and challenges the idea that only some jobs result in good parenting. Instead, we're reminded that, while every mama's work looks different, every mama works to make their baby's world better.

“A luminous and diverse tribute to black movers and shakers across the centuries.” –Publishers Weekly

Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement—a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of changemakers. 

Also available from Feminist Press:

The Hunter Maiden
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The Hunter Maiden

Edited by Ethel Johnston Phelps
Feminist Folktales from Around the World: Volume IV

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Tell Me about Sex, Grandma

Anastasia Higginbotham
This version of "the talk" emphasizes that sexuality is your birthright, and it develops over a lifetime.

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