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

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-class sisters... Read More »

How Women Spoke Out At 2016's Hay Festival

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

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 boo... Read More »

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

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... Read More »

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

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-... Read More »

Sister, Sister: Reading Alice Hoffman Then and Now

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

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. But des... Read More »

This Feminist Children's Book Is Everything We'd Hope for and 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 Visi... Read More »

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

You Can’t Go Home Again: Harper Lee's

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

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... Read More »

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