Authors, Books, Catherine Doyle, Empathy, Feminism, middle grade, The Storm Keeper's Island

Boys Have Feelings Too: The Storm Keeper’s Island

I feel sort of torn. I really enjoyed The Storm Keeper's Island, but I don't know how well it fits on this blog. See, it’s about a boy, who by his very nature is not a girl who kicks butt. But feminism is about equality of people, no matter their gender, so just because this… Continue reading Boys Have Feelings Too: The Storm Keeper’s Island

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Books changing lives, Empathy, Feminism

Real World Reading Leading to Empathy: It’s Real!

This morning I read a super awesome article that has kind of restored my faith in humanity. And reaffirmed my faith in books, because let’s be honest, I’ve always had faith in books. Basically, in 2016 there were these kids in Virginia who vandalized an old school house that had taught black students during the… Continue reading Real World Reading Leading to Empathy: It’s Real!

A Cruse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer, Feminism, strong female characters

A Curse So Dark and Lonely: Being More Than You Thought You Could Be

I was having a bit of a book hangover after finishing Circe and it took me a while to force myself to read another book. And I admit, when I first started A Curse So Dark and Lonely I wasn't sold. Oooh, it's a prince who's been cursed and a girl who's got to fall… Continue reading A Curse So Dark and Lonely: Being More Than You Thought You Could Be

Authors, Books, Circe, Event, Feminism, Madeline Miller, strong female characters, The Song of Achilles

Circe and Madeline Miller: Reclaiming Feminist Voices

This is a little bit book review, a little bit event recap, and a whole lot of fangirling over the awesome Madeline Miller and her amazing book Circe . There aren't a lot of books that I love from page one. It usually takes me a little while to warm up to a story -… Continue reading Circe and Madeline Miller: Reclaiming Feminist Voices

Books, Feminism, Song of the Lioness, strong female characters, Tamora Pierce

Books That Changed My Life: Alanna (Song of the Lioness)

This is the first in a series about awesome books with bad ass female characters that changed my life. The first one, naturally, is about the Alanna books by Tamora Pierce,which were the focus of this recent 80,000 word thingy I wrote (whoot whoot PhD!). These are the most AMAZING books, and I think if… Continue reading Books That Changed My Life: Alanna (Song of the Lioness)

Books, Feminism, Publishing, Women In Battle, Women supporting women

Girls Can Do Anything

Welcome to the feminist book blog! I couldn’t think of a better way to start this blog than by talking about the AMAZING event I just went to—aptly called “Girls Can Do Anything”! Last night it focused on women finding their voice in publishing, and was hosted by the FAB Abiola Bello. Do I need… Continue reading Girls Can Do Anything