cover image Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power

Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power

Brooke Baldwin. HarperBusiness, $27.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-06301-744-3

CNN news anchor Baldwin debuts with a remarkable take on the power women can possess when they join forces. While women have made great strides for equality, she notes, there’s still much work to be done. To counter a scarcity mentality that has historically pitted women against each other, Baldwin suggests that women are, in fact, each other’s most valuable allies. She covers such significant moments as 1997’s Million Woman March and the 2017 Women’s March to show the power women can collectively wield, and highlights successful organizations such as AT&T’s Hello Sunshine Filmmaker Lab for girls. As for “finding your own huddle,” Baldwin encourages readers to get active in a movement they feel passionate about. Along the way, Baldwin gives ample ink to her own and others’ stories, notably the ways sports agent Lindsay Colas empowers her clients, and how TV producer Liz Tigelaar assembled a writing team comprising nearly all women for the adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere. Part rallying cry, part treatise, Baldwin’s thoughtful survey is sure to motivate. [em]Agent: Albert Lee, UTA. (Apr.) [/em]