Nina Garcia is a reader, reviewer, and devoted coffee drinker from Texas. When she’s not reading or watching Netflix, she is working on writing projects, including a middle grade novel. Favorite genres: anti-racist and intersectional feminist non-fiction, science fiction, horror, and contemporary with elements of fantasy.
Taylor Jenkins Reid and Carrie Soto Is Back
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Taylor Jenkins Reid is Back… with Her BS

On a recent Good Morning America interview with author Taylor Jenkins Reid, Michael Strahan asked the following:  “You have faced some criticism for writing main characters like Carrie, who is Latina. And you’ve said before that you’ve felt conflicted about creating characters with a background that is different from yours. What made you decide to …

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We Need More Secular Homeschool Resources – Here’s a Place to Start

It is no secret that if you Google “homeschool” or “how to homeschool in [enter your state],” you will come across a lot of religious and faith-based content. The major homeschool organizations I’ve looked into both at the state and national levels identify as Christian organizations. I’m in a few online homeschool groups, and I’ve …

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Feminist Fairytale Retellings

Fairytales were originally passed down in oral form in European cultures long before written language. Years down the line, they were frequently shared with child audiences to provide moral lessons and to simply scare children into good behavior, really. Even though they’ve been diluted for younger audiences, the harsh situations and anti-feminist themes remain. (Think …

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