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Feminist Book Club is the premier online hub for intersectional readers and anyone who wants to infuse their bookshelves with social justice. We encourage resistance through reading with our blog, podcast, events, and our signature monthly subscription box.

    Solidarity Forever: How to Support The HarperCollins Strike + An update on Brittney Griner

    Solidarity Forever: How to Support The HarperCollins Strike + An update on Brittney Griner

     
    HarperCollins is one of the “big 5” publishing houses in the United States and the only publisher that has a union. The union has been on strike for 61 days as of the publication of this episode and only in the last week have representatives from HarperCollins joined the bargaining table. Mariquita sits down with one of the strikers, Erika DiPasquale, an assistant editor for Harper Children’s books, to discuss why the union is on strike, what their demands are, and how you can support the strike.
     
    Learn more about the HarperCollins Union on Strike. Everything mentioned in this episode is accessible through this Linktree.
     
    Then an update in the sports world. You may remember Ashley and Renee’s previous segment on Brittney Griner’s incarceration in Russia. They’re back with an important update on her release, why it’s important, and another rousing call to support women’s sports.
     
    Support & follow our hosts: 
    Follow Mariquita: Instagram 
     
    Follow Renee: Instagram // Twitter // The StoryGraph
    Follow Ashley: Instagram // Twitter // Website



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    This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
     
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
     
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.
     

    • 33 min
    Reckoning with V, formerly Eve Ensler

    Reckoning with V, formerly Eve Ensler

     
    Ashley interviews V, formerly Eve Ensler, about her book, “Reckoning”. The conversation includes asking V about how she has grown as a storyteller, how do we address one another for progress, her thoughts on content warnings, and how has feminism changed since she wrote “The Vagina Monologues”. 
     
    Book content and conversation warning: rape, sexual abuse, suicide, femicide, female genital multilation, death
     
    Pick up a copy of Reckoning by V
     
    Bookstores mentioned: Oblong Books, Politics and Prose, Parnassus Books
     
    Support our hosts & guests:
    Follow V:  Instagram /  Website
    Follow Ashley: Twitter // Website



    Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday
     
    Check out our online community here! 
     
    This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
     
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
     
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    • 38 min
    Discussing The House In the Pines with Ana Reyes

    Discussing The House In the Pines with Ana Reyes

    Looking for a new thriller to start off the year with? How about the recently released book, The House in the Pines? Published on January 3rd by Dutton Books, Mariquita sits down with the author of The House in the Pines, Ana Reyes to discuss her debut novel.  
     
    Get Your Copy: 
     
    The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes
     
    Support our hosts & guests:
    Ana Reyes: Website // Instagram
    Follow Mariquita: Instagram 



    Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday
     
    Check out our online community here! 
     
    This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
     
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    • 18 min
    Reclaiming the Scarlet Letter

    Reclaiming the Scarlet Letter

     
    Jordy sits down with the hosts of Page Rage, Kat and Ash, to discuss the literary fiction novel, HESTER by Laurie Lico Albanese. Hester follows the life of Isobel, a young seamstress carrying generations of secrets as she sets sail from Scotland in the early 1800s.
     
    The events described in the book are inspired by the life of Nathaniel Hawthorn and his novel, The Scarlet Letter. Does Hester Prynne FINALLY get her side of the story told in this novel? Listen to find out!
     
    Books Mentioned
    Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese
    The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
    All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody
    Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
    The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
    Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
     
    Sorry, sorry sorry: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Sorry-Sorry-Sorry/Marjorie-Ingall/9781982163495?ut[%E2%80%A6]isplay_ad&utm_content=&utm_campaign=sorry_sorry_sorry_ad 
     
    Support our hosts:
    Follow Page Rage: Instagram // The Podcast
    Follow Jordy: Instagram
     
    Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday
     
    Check out our online community here! 
     
    This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
     
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
     
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    • 27 min
    Ida In the Middle: Book Review + Queerness & Solving the Climate Crisis

    Ida In the Middle: Book Review + Queerness & Solving the Climate Crisis

     
    This episode starts off with a review of IDA IN THE MIDDLE by Nora Lester Murad. This book follows Ida, a Palestinian-American girl, as she eats a magic olive that takes her to the life she might have had in her parents' village near Jerusalem.
     
    In the second segment, Niba sits down with Liz Weinberg. Liz is a science communicator, storyteller, and community builder based in Tovaangar, also known as Los Angeles. 
     
    She is the author of UNSETTLING: SURVIVING EXTINCTION TOGETHER*, which reimagines an environmentalism that is queer, anti-racist, feminist, and woven into every aspect of our lives.
     
    *The book includes mentions of: harm to animals, self-harm, homophobia and transphobia, racism, sexism, and stats on mental health and self-harm in queercommunities. Some of these are explicit descriptions and others are general mentions.
     
    Books & Resources Mentioned: 
     
    Unsettling by Elizabeth Weinbergh
    José Esteban Muñoz - queer theorist mentioned during episode
     
    Ida in the Middle by Nora Lester Murad 
     
    Sorry, sorry sorry: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Sorry-Sorry-Sorry/Marjorie-Ingall/9781982163495?ut[%E2%80%A6]isplay_ad&utm_content=&utm_campaign=sorry_sorry_sorry_ad 
     
    Support our hosts & guest:
     
    Follow Mariquita: Instagram 
     
    Follow Liz Weinberg: Website // Instagram // Twitter
    Follow Niba: Instagram // Twitter // TikTok // YouTube // Website 
     
    Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday
     
    Check out our online community here! 
     
    This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
     
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
     
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    • 24 min
    [SPOILERS!] Discussing the series adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred

    [SPOILERS!] Discussing the series adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred

     
    Alana and Lillie discuss (with spoilers!) the new Kindred series on Hulu/FX, the challenges of book to series adaptation, and the question of whether or not the power of Octavia Butler can be achieved on-screen.
     
    Books mentioned: 
     
    Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
    Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
     
    Sorry, sorry sorry: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Sorry-Sorry-Sorry/Marjorie-Ingall/9781982163495?ut[%E2%80%A6]isplay_ad&utm_content=&utm_campaign=sorry_sorry_sorry_ad 
     
    Support our hosts:
     
    Follow Alana Amore: Instagram // Youtube // Twitter // TikTok
    Follow Lillie: Instagram // Twitter



    Beyond the Box: Our weekly round-up of blog and podcast content delivered directly to your inbox every Friday
     
    Check out our online community here! 
     
    This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
     
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose
     
    Learn more about Feminist Book Club on our website, sign up for our emails, shop our Bookshop.org recommendations, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest.

    • 34 min

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