2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge, Feminist-Style

Several years ago, Book Riot assigned a feminist book for one of its reading challenge prompts, and people seemed to keep picking from the same 2-3 titles over and over and over. But one can find feminist themes in pretty much every genre, and to prove it, I created a list of feminist book recommendationsContinue reading “2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge, Feminist-Style”

The Marriage Clock

Leila Abid’s parents got together the old-fashioned way: via arranged marriage. Decades later, their relationship is one of mutual love and respect. Naturally, they want the same kind of stability for their daughter. And now that Leila is practically on the verge of spinsterhood — at the ripe old age of 26 — they feelContinue reading “The Marriage Clock”

They Called Us Enemy

I am a librarian now, but for the last year and a half I had the opportunity to put my Women’s History degree to use and teach some History 1301 and 1302 classes. One topic I was constantly searching for added readings or movies on was Executive Order 9066, which gave the green light forContinue reading “They Called Us Enemy”

Quickies: On the Come UpLess

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas Publisher/Year: HarperAudio, 2019 Format: Audiobook Narrator: Bahni Turpin Length: 11 hours, 43 minutes Source: Library What it is: A young adult novel about a 16-year-old girl named Bri who wants to become the next great rapper. Her father was a rapper who died before his time, but she doesn’t want to be a miniContinue reading “Quickies: On the Come UpLess

Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide is a Mexican photographer and artist whose photographs seem to straddle the line between stark reality and another dream world. She was a creative child who dabbled with a camera in her youth, but she didn’t dedicate herself to photography until after marriage, motherhood, and the devastating loss of one of her children.Continue reading “Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide”