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Rad Women read Rad American Women A-Z : Kelly Tunstall Reads “V Is for Virginia Apgar”

This week on Rad Women read Rad American Women A-Z: artist Kelly Tunstall came to our offices to read about Dr. Virginia Apgar, who created a way to assess the health of newborn children. Kelly talks about her experience with the … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Cosmic Amanda Reads “Q Is for ‘Queen Bessie’ Coleman”

Next up on Rad Women read Rad American Women A-Z is amazing local DJ Cosmic Amanda! In this video, Amanda reads the entry for “Queen Bessie” Coleman–she explains how Bessie overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to become a pilot by hard … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Destiny Muhammad Reads “H Is for Hazel Scott”

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with another episode of Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z’! This week, we welcomed Oakland-based jazz harpist Destiny Muhammad to our offices to read about Hazel Scott, an icon of jazz that also … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Ingrid Rojas Contreras Reads “D Is for Dolores Huerta”

This week on “Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z,” we welcomed writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras to our offices to read about Dolores Huerta. She spoke about her admiration of Dolores’ ability to help other female immigrants express themselves and deconstruct their own experiences. … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Christy Chan reads “J Is for Jovita Idar”

Another week, another rad woman at City Lights–this time, we have filmmaker Christy Chan at the offices to talk about Jovita Idar and her struggle for equality and rights for workers and immigrants. Here, Christy speaks on staying true to yourself regardless … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Jessica Tully Reads “S Is for Sonia Sotomayor”

Activist and artist Jessica Tully came to City Lights this week to read about Sonia Sotomayor, one of her personal heroes. Jessica talks about being raised by feminist law professors and lawyers, throwing a party to celebrate when Sonia was … Continue reading

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Rad Women read Rad American Women A-Z: Carissa Potter & Heather Van Winkle Read “G Is for the Grimke Sisters”

After taking a break during the winter holidays, we’re back with more rad women reading Rad American Women A-Z! This week, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Heather Van Winkle and Carissa Potter, two amazing artists who run … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Helen Tseng Reads “T Is for Temple Grandin”

Graphic designer Helen Tseng is today’s guest for the Rad American Women A-Z Video Series and she is truly rad: check out her delightful illustrations here and tune in to the Astral Projection Radio Hour she co-hosts on BFF.fm for … Continue reading

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City Lights Bookstore Bestsellers for November 2015

HARDCOVER TOP 10 BESTSELLERS FOR NOVEMBER 2015 1. City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (City Lights) 2. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! … Continue reading

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Watch the 2015 Miami Book Fair Live

City Lights has a handful of events this year at the 2015 Miami Book Fair including four events with City Lights authors and our own panel discussing our 60th anniversary as a publisher. All events are free unless otherwise noted. … Continue reading

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