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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. The story of two upper-middle-cla sisters... 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 o... Read More »

5 Books with Inspiring Female Protagonists

By Heather Finn Fall is (finally!) officially upon us, and for me, nothing embodies the season quite like a hot chai latte, a blanket, and a good book... Read More »

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

Two Argentinean women recently sought out on a mi ion to change the image of feminism. Their collection of children's books go against the 'prince ' g... 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-l... 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 Har... Read More »

This New Book Highlights Iran's Promising Feminist Movement

As an Islamic state that limits its citizen's freedom of speech and expre ion, it's difficult to uphold Iran as a global model for activism. But despi... 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. "Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers and Visio... 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 Watchm... 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 cla ic "To Kill a Mockingbird," doesn’t come out until Tuesday, but the news is already a... Read More »

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