One of the most important books you will ever read, this is a short but powerful introduction to the racist and sexist underpinnings of the American prison system. To say it changed my entire worldview would be an understatement. Reading Angela Davis' brilliant, lucid critique will make you alternately furious, sad, and inspired -- and a smarter, better person.
"I am always attracted to people who are not myself but are." To call this a collection of essays about white girls is besides the point. Moving seamlessly between fiction and non-fiction, critique and meditation, the theoretical and the deeply person, Als performs something entirely new. Because: "I, you, me, us, words let alone concepts I struggled with." Radically smart, provocative, disarming, endlessly inventive and totally masterful, White Girls is the most necessary and insightful read of the year. Unlike anything I've ever encountered.