Books

BitchReads: 13 Graphic Novels Feminists Should Read in 2020

Whether you’re on the search for a light and fun read, or a heavy and political one, you’ll find a graphic novel worth reading in 2020.

Redefining Required Reading: Where Are Trans Women Writers in the Classroom?

Trans women writers are rarely part of the academic canon in either literature or gender-studies classes, despite publishing numerous ground-breaking books over the past decade.  Read more »

Elisabeth Moss Will Star in "The Handmaid's Tale" Mini-Series

Margaret Atwood's feminist speculative fiction classic is coming to the small screen in 2017. Read more »

Writer Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on Poetry & Punk Rock

The writer talks about being an outsider and insider in literary spaces and punk.  Read more »

New Novel “Terrible Virtue” Tells the Story of Margaret Sanger’s Life

The book aims to present a complicated portrait, but feels rushed and misses a chance for real nuance.  Read more »

Ursula K. Le Guin's Perfect Response to an All-Male Sci-Fi Anthology

A letter from 1987 proves Le Guin has always been a badass.  Read more »

The Raw Essays of "So Sad Today" Make Me Feel Less Alone With My Anxiety

Melissa Broder needed a safe space to vent about her feelings of anxiety and depression. So she turned to Twitter.  Read more »

Lesbian Coming-of-Age Novel "Juliet Takes a Breath" Is a Breath of Fresh Air

The novel by Gabby Rivera centers on a Puerto Rican lesbian who's trying to make sense of the world.  Read more »

Cut & Paste: Zines About Food

Food isn’t simple. These five zines tell stories that connect food, family, and identity.  Read more »

Author Sarah McCarry On Writing Honest YA Books That Include Sex

Author Sarah McCarry discusses her book “About a Girl,” a coming-of-age story centering on a queer teen.  Read more »

New Memoir "Sex With Shakespeare" Explores a Fetish and the Bard

“I’ve spent most of my life thinking about two things: Shakespeare and spankings,” says author Jillian Keenan.  Read more »

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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »