2022 Holiday Booklist

The Moms at Work Collective regularly brings together authors, thinkers, and people dedicated to making an impact. As a group we work on learning, changing and growing as leaders and changemakers.

As a gift to a friend or yourself, a good book is a beautiful thing. This booklist is made up of books from some of our author guests and recommendations from our members and network. Check them out and join our community.


Books To Inspire

Still Hopeful

Maude Barlow

A lifetime of advocacy as a feminist and world's leading water defender. Maude Barlow is an icon - this book is a gift.

Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think about Abortion

Gabrielle Stanley Blair

Abortion has always been labelled as a women's issue - what happens when we reframe that?

Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The authors take a comprehensive approach to teasing out what is different for women who lead. Real stories, great insight.

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

Anna Malaika Tubbs

Mothers are powerful. Read the stories of how these mothers raised leaders and shaped a nation.


Books To Escape

Black Sci-Fi Short Stories

Temi Oh (Foreword), Tia Ross (Co-editor), Dr. Sandra M. Grayson (Introduction)

This collection is powerful and showcases the world building skills of a set of authors who will change how you see earth and beyond.

Healing Through Words

Rupi Kaur

In her newest release - Canadian poet shares pieces of herself as she attempts to help heal us through words.

Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul

Nikita Gill

In this book, gone are the docile women and male saviors. Instead, lines blur between heroes and villains. You will meet fearless princesses, and an independent Gretel who can bring down monsters on her own.

Woman World

Aminder Dhaliwal

When a birth defect wipes out the planet’s entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society’s ashes. Dhaliwal’s infectiously funny graphic novel follows the rebuilding process.


Books To Grow

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

Mikki Kendall

In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women.

We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

Andi Zeisler

What does it mean when social change becomes a brand identity? Feminism's splashy arrival at the center of today's media and pop-culture marketplace, after all, hasn't offered solutions to the movement's unfinished business. So what is next?

Laziness Does Not Exist

Devon Price

A conversational, stirring call to “a better, more human way to live” that examines the “laziness lie”—which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough.

Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change

Angela Garbes

Part galvanizing manifesto, part poignant narrative, Essential Labor is a beautifully rendered reflection on care that reminds us of the irrefutable power and beauty of mothering.

Allison Venditti

Career Coach, HR Expert, salary negotiation whisperer, pay transparency and equity advocate. Founder of My Parental Leave and Moms at Work, Canada's largest organization committed to helping women earn more money, land better jobs and build community. Allison was named The Globe and Mail Report on Business Top 50 Changemakers 2022, is a regular speaker and media expert with over 100 interviews in 2021.

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