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If you’ve ever taken a women’s and gender studies class or wanted 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 who authored more than 34 pieces of literature that explored the intersections of capitalism, race, and gender and questioned the ways in which readers interacted with these systems in society. Before her deathShe 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. Up front, we honor her work that changed the way we think about feminism; Here are seven essential books to read from Bell Hook’s extensive, prolific collection of essays, poetry, and literature.