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.

Everyone Deserves a Happy Ending: Seeking Romance Novels Featuring LGBTQ Characters

Recently, I talked with Indian-American romance novel author Suleikha Snyder about her work writing romance tales starring people of color. “Don’t... 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 »

My Challenge for 2014: Read 50 Books by Writers of Color

What do you do when you’ve already read everything by Octavia Butler? (photo from Cultural Front Last year, I decided to read 50 books by writers of color. This idea... Read more »

Three Authors Discuss Their Favorite Romance Novels Featuring People of Color

      For the week around Valentine’s Day, writer Jessica Luther is writing a series of three articles about gender, race, and sexuality in romance novels. ... Read more »

New Book "Dear Sister" Collects Letters from Survivors of Abuse

“I wanted to put a book together that would be a timeless resource for survivors,” says Lisa Factora-Borchers, editor of new collection Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence (AK Press). “It’s not a book about trauma, it’s not a book about all the moving pieces of... Read more »

Love in the Margins: Talking About Feminist Issues in Mainstream Romance Novels

    For the week around Valentine’s Day, writer Jessica Luther is writing a series of three articles about gender, race, and sexuality in romance novels. This is the first article in the series.  Romance novels ... Read more »

New Book Tells Stories from Inside a Mexican Women's Prison

In the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico, the prison of Santa Maria de Ixcotel serves as a penitentiary for women. In one of those cells, Mary Ellen Sanger spent 33 days. That time in Oaxacan prison spurred Sanger to write a book, ... Read more »

Mock & Awe: Janet Mock on Truth-Telling, Community Building, and Writing the Story She Had Been Waiting for Her Whole Life

Redefining Realness is written with astounding honesty and heart. Read more »

Librarians Choose the Top 10 Feminist Books of the Year for Young Readers

Did you know the American Library Association has a Feminist Task Force? Of course they do. Each year, a group of people from this task force undertake a mission called the Amelia Bloomer Project where they name the... Read more »

Incest-Heavy Book "Flowers in the Attic" Will Now Be a Lifetime Movie

The cast of the new Flowers in the Attic remake are looking deadly serious.  Like many twelve-year-olds in the 1980s, I read the dirtiest book I could get my hands on: Flowers in the Attic.... 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 »

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 »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »