We believe these books should be available in every prison library. Note, however, that books with “sex” in the title will not be accepted by the prisons.
The books are a great resource for you to expand your knowledge of the issues. Please consider adding them to your reading list.
If you are the author of a book on sex work, please have us add your book to this list by donating a copy to a prison library. Your donation is greatly appreciated.
- Global Sex Workers: Rights, Resistance, and Redefinition (Oxford Historical Monographs), by Kamala Kempadoo and Jo Doezema
- Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy, by Barbara Ehrenreich
- I Heart Sex Workers: A Christian Response to People in the Sex Trade, by Lia Claire Scholl
Negotiating Sex Work – Unintended Consequences of Advocacy and Activism, by Carisa R. Showden and Samantha Majic
- Playing The Whore: The Work of Sex Work, by Mellisa Gira Grant
- Prose and Lore: Issue 3: Memoir Stories About Sex Work (Volume 3), by Audacia Ray
- Sex Work Matters: Exploring Money, Power and Intimacy in the Sex Industry, by Melissa Hope Ditmore, Antonia Levy and Alys Willman
- Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry, by Frédérique Delacoste and Asa Akira
- Street Sex Workers’ Discourse: Realizing Material Change Through Agential Choice (Routledge Research in Gender and Society), by Jill McCracken
- The Autobiography of a Sex Worker, by Nalini Jameela
- The Lost Sisterhood: Prostitution in America, 1900-1918, by Ruth Rosen
- When Sex Becomes Work: Everything That Everyone Should Know About Sex Work, by Mariska Majoor and Petra Timmermans
- Women, Race, & Class, by Angela Y. Davis