March 21, 2023

Speaking While Female: 75 Extraordinary Speeches by American Women

In Speaking While Female, Dana Rubin assembles a comprehensive anthology of vibrant female voices from over 200 years of American history.

Female orations, explains Rubin, were rarely published and generally excluded from the mostly male canon of America’s historical speeches. But women, too, were eyewitnesses to injustice and had something to say about it, she […]


March 19, 2018

Maccabee Lady: Zion

Author and artist Josh Goldstein kicks off his latest graphic novel with an ambitious mission statement. He writes in his introduction that, unlike the first volume detailing the exploits of the Israeli superheroine Maccabee Lady, Zion strives to be more political and focus more finely on current events. The ten short stories featured in […]


February 29, 2016

The Citizen Rising

A prosperous black man who believes he belongs to a race of powerless people devises a way to gain social, economic and political power in this inventive novel set in present-day New York and New Jersey,

Rohillo “the Citizen” Jabel of Queens has lived well due to a fortunate upbringing, yet he recognizes […]