Books

Rethinking Legacy: "Tastemakers" is a Starting Point for the Problematic History of Recipes and Food Media

The James Beard award winner Mayukh Sen’s first book invites trouble, but more questions come up in the process.

“Libertie” Questions the Nature of Freedom Itself

What does it mean to be free? Read more »

How Do Transracial Adoptees Survive the White Gaze? Just Ask Rebecca Carroll.

Your story is bigger than your adoption. Read more »

“Of Women and Salt” Treats Immigrant Mothers as More Than Martyrs

Gabriela Garcia teaches us that we do migrant women a disservice when we romanticize their struggles. Read more »

With “Justine,” Forsyth Harmon Charts Teen Queerness

Justine may weigh very little, but it’s emotionally heavy. Read more »

“What’s Mine and Yours” Complicates the School Segregation Story

Naima Coster’s prescient novel brings human faces to a broader social issue. Read more »

“Honey Girl” Is about a Woman Coming Home to Herself

Honey Girl is not a romance novel. Read more »

“No One Is Talking about This” Brings Online Pangs to Real Life Tragedy

No One Is Talking About This is a reflection of our ebbing and flowing need for connection. Read more »

“What Doesn’t Kill You” Tells the Gut-Churning Truth about Chronic Illness

Crohn’s disease is unpredictable, cruel, and gross. There’s no way around that. Read more »

In “We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire,” Women’s History is Lifesaving

The novel is a meditation on the power of uncovering past heroines. Read more »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. 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 »

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 »

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 »