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The feminist book Beyoncé wants all her fans to read

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Hayley Spencer
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Interviews with Beyoncé are a rarity, so it's great news for her fans that in her first in a year she's recommended the book she turns to when she needs a few words of wisdom.

As the latest cover star of Garage Magazine, the singer and all-round superstar talked being her own boss, her biggest hero (her mother) and the book she thinks will empower young women to be better leaders.

“I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall," she says.

"It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.”

What Will It Take To Make A Woman President?

If you haven't read it then we suggest you add it to the top of your pile - Bey's orders.

Activist and journalist Steinem was also the first author on Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book club reading list so it's clear her words are high on the list for our favourite famous feminists.

Outside of the literary world, Beyoncé doesn't need to turn far for inspiration, as the 34-year-old explains why her mum is the biggest influence on her life.

“My biggest hero is and always will be my mother,” she says. “She has taught me about caring for others, working hard and working smart. Everything I know about being a mother comes from the examples she has shown. My mother has instilled confidence in my sister and me and taught us to always be grateful.”

Beyoncé's Garage Magazine cover hits stands on 17 March.