OTK Issue 05

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Reading Through Womanhood

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OTHER BOOKS THAT TINA RECOMMENDS

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

By Elizabeth Sehon

Tina of Leaves Book and Tea Shop

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(some can be purchased in-store or online):

We Should All Be Feminists By

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference By

Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling By

Amy Chozick

ina Howard, owner of a local bookstore, can be spotted watering the several plants inside her store, and when she overhears a customer indecisive about the nearly 50 tea choices her business offers, Tina looks up after dousing her aloe vera plants and recommends her favorites. Sometimes she will even pair it with a book, like wine and cheese. Tina and her husband, Todd, run the laid-back Leaves Book and Tea Shop in Fort Worth’s Near Southside and says that as a woman in business, her success and her embracing her empowerment were from knowing how to tap into her strengths — pushing into them without second-guessing herself or shying away from those qualities. Tina also leans on other local business owners — women who have built and owned cafés, for encouragement through coffee meetups and group texts. “We meet up together and collaborate on a regular basis, and during the electrical shortages, we helped each other out as much as possible,” Tina says.

By

Henry Louis Gates

Rachel Ignotofsky

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou By

By

Susan Ware

Things I’ve Been Silent about: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter By

Azar Nafisi

Maya Angelou

My Life on the Road By

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

Hollis Robbins &

Greta Thunberg

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World By

The Portable NineteenthCentury African American Women Writers

Gloria Steinem