Favorites of 2011: Feminism

Today I’m wrapping up my favorite nonfiction reads of 2011 by focusing on a subject near and dear to my heart: feminism! A lot of these were some of the best books I read all year in any genre. Without further ado, here were my five favorite feminist reads listed in alphabetical order by title:Continue reading “Favorites of 2011: Feminism”

Our Lady of Controversy

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Book Blogger Appreciation Week celebration to kick off Latina/o Heritage Month. I’ll be featuring a number of books by and about Latina/os from September 15-October 15 to celebrate. I’ve long since held a fascination with artwork based on the Virgen de Guadalupe. A revered Catholic icon, La Virgen appeared toContinue reading “Our Lady of Controversy”

Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera

Trigger warning. Today marks the first day of Women’s History Month. It is also International Women of Color Day, so to kick off Women’s History Month on this blog, I begin by acknowledging a large group of women whose murders remain ignored by the mainstream media: Since the days of Prohibition, Juarez has been aContinue reading “Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera”