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9 Wise Quotes From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author Of “Half of a Yellow Sun”

Ten years ago, Nigerian feminist novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun” was published. Read More »

How Women Spoke Out At 2016's Hay Festival

“Racism should not trump sexism”, said author Fay Weldon. Speaking at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival, otherwise known as Hay, Weldon was remarking on the occasionally-held notion that to be feminist is also to tiptoe around issues affecting all women in the UK. Read More »

Find Out How This 'Anti-Princess' Book Series Is Inspiring Latina Girls

Two Argentinean women recently sought out on a mission to change the image of feminism. Their collection of children's books go against the 'princess' grain. Editor Nadia Fink and illustrator Pitu joined forces to change how female characters are perceived in literature. Read More »

Check Out the Newest Marvel Superhero: A Super Genius Young Girl

Marvel is breathing life back into an older series from 1978, "Devil Dinosaur" by Jack Kirby, with its new "Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur." The short-lived series "Devil Dinosaur" was about a red Tyrannosaurus Rex and his caveman-like friend, Moon-Boy. Read More »

Sister, Sister: Reading Alice Hoffman Then and Now

At a party full of fiction writers this past weekend, a girl I met told me that she was fascinated by the friendship between the writers Elizabeth Hardwick and Mary McCarthy, author of the famous 1963 novel of post-college female friendship "The Group." Read More »

This New Book Highlights Iran's Promising Feminist Movement

As an Islamic state that limits its citizen's freedom of speech and expression, it's difficult to uphold Iran as a global model for activism. Read More »

This Feminist Children's Book Is Everything We'd Hope for and More

Author Kate Schatz just wrote the ultimate book to inspire the next generation of young girls. Read More »

You Can’t Go Home Again: Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" and the Spin-Off Era

Yesterday, as anyone with a pulse already knows, HarperCollins published Harper Lee's long-forgotten, controversial first manuscript, "Go Set a Watchman." Since Lee's publisher announced the book's existence Read More »

Harper Lee Might Have Another Novel We Probably Shouldn't Read

"Go Set a Watchman," the long-lost follow-up to Harper Lee's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," doesn’t come out until Tuesday, but the news is already a flurry of headlines about yet another possible Lee novel out there, in the same mysterious safe-deposit box in Alabama where Watchman's pages wer Read More »

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