Books

“Who I Was With Her” Explores Queer Grief and Loneliness

Nita Tyndall surveys what it’s like to grieve in silence.

Girl Likes Girl: Lindsay Sproul Queers the Mean Girl in YA

Lindsay Sproul spoke to Bitch about crafting a shitty lesbian teen character. Read more »

Remember and Resolve: Choice Is Central to “The Opposite of Fate”

Every choice we make is influenced by everything that has come to bear in our own lives and on our own belief systems. Read more »

Her Own Terms: “Brown Album” is Porochista Khakpour’s Ode to the Others of Society

“Brown Album” clarifies who Porochista Khakpour considers her audience to be: those who have been othered in the United States of America. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in May

It’s difficult to focus on anything, including pop culture, given that we’re in the midst of a life-altering pandemic—and that’s perfectly okay. Read more »

Two Funny Moms Get Real about the Goriness of Having a Baby

“There’s No Manual” informs without scaremongering and advises without judging Read more »

Incinerating Injustice: Women Are Rightfully Furious Under Trump

All roads lead back to empathy. Read more »

“All Boys Aren’t Blue” Offers Hope and Trust to Young Queer Black Readers

George M. Johnson has crafted an intimate community of Black queer readers. Read more »

(No) Escape Zone: Two Authors Bring Us to Terms with Our Mortality

The more we’re encouraged to talk to one another about death, the less scary and anxiety-inducing it is. Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  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 »

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 »