7 Books You Should Read to Honor bell hooks's Legacy
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If you've ever taken a women's and gender studies class or looked to expand your knowledge of intersectional feminism, you've most likely heard the name bell hooks. bell hooks was a renowned professor, writer, and social activist, penning more than 34 pieces of literature that explored the intersections of capitalism, race, and gender and challenged the way readers interacted with those systems in society. Before her death, she received a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and founded the bell hooks Institute, which "documents the life and work" of its namesake. Ahead, we honor her work that changed the way we think about feminism; here are seven essential books you should read from bell hooks's massive, prolific collection of essays, poems, and literature.