A Year in Review: Top Literary Moments of 2017

Literarily speaking, 2017 was packed with as much drama as a bestselling novel. We saw dire dystopian books fly off the shelves, a piece of short fiction break the internet, and a trollish alt-right personality battle it out with an ex-publisher. There was scandalous “bestseller” manipulation—caught red-handed in real time—and gloves torn off for the…

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19th Century Patriarchy-Defying Prose and Poems: Works of Austen and Dickinson

Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson, two of the most influential female writers in literature, continue to comment on the man’s world of today more than 200 years later. While they didn’t cross paths in their lifetimes (Dickinson was born 13 years after Austen’s death), they led strikingly similar lives. Both were the second daughters of well-respected…

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Stay Woke: 8 Award-Winning Books About Race, Feminism, and Immigration

“Read more books by diverse authors” was a friend’s New Year’s resolution which, in my humblest opinion, is an important evolution from the common and, dare I say, vanilla “Read more!” resolution.

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6 Feminist Literary Costume Ideas

It’s October, so the search for the perfect costume has begun! This year, why not put something together other than the half-hearted whiskers and cat ears you’ve been sporting in a rush to the costume party? Or maybe you take your costumes seriously and are looking for something extra fierce this year. Well, either way,…

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The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes…or Feminist Bunnies, Unite!

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes was one of my very favorite books when I was a little girl in the early-mid (cough) 70s. I didn’t really know it then, but this engaging tale of a single mother bunny who works her way from the lowly ranks of a worker to becoming the Easter…

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