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Staff Recommendations

During times of changes and challenges, the Tanner Staff have been looking to arts, literature, and culture to understand our present moment. Here are some of our top picks.

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Erika George, Director

Selections on Suffrage and Voting Rights:

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All, by Martha S. Jones
Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, by Susan Ware
All Bound Up Together, The Woman Question by Martha S. Jones
March by John Lewis
The Fight to Vote by Michael Waldman

Selma, Ava DuVernay (2014)
John Lewis: Good Trouble
, Dawn Porter (2020)
Freedom Riders, Stanley Nelson (2011)
Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965

Rise Up by Andra Day

Beth James, Associate Director

Intimations: Six Essays by Zadie Smith
I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura van den Berg
Almond by Won-pyung Sohn
The Unreality of Memory by Elisa Gabbert



Susan Anderson, Development Officer

Best American Poetry 2020 by Paisley Rekdal, Guest Editor; David Lehman, Series Editor
Obit by Victoria Chang
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
Movies/TV Shows:
Mrs. America (Hulu)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Modern Gardener (PBS)
Love, God, Murder by Johnny Cash
Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
El Mal Querer by Rosalía

Katie Piula, Marketing/Communications Coordinator

200 Women by Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday
Rejected Princesses, by Jason Porath (awesome for kids!)

Quiet by MILCK

Last Updated: 6/30/21