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[101] Natalia Sylvester, author of Running

“A lot of times, we define feminism as equality, but if we’re measuring that against power structures that only got to power through oppression, then it’s not good enough.” – Natalia Sylvester 

Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia Sylvester is an award-winning writer of novels, essays, and poetry, including two novels for adults, CHASING THE SUN and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME. Her debut YA novel, RUNNING, is a 2020 Junior Library Guild Selection that has been called “a searing exploration of privilege” by Shelf Awareness and an embodiment of “the theme of our decade: to stand up and speak up for what we believe in” by Booklist. Sylvester’s essays have appeared in the New York Times, Bustle, Catapult, Latina magazine, and McSweeney’s Publishing. She received a BA in creative writing from the University of Miami and now lives and writes in Texas.

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Natalia’s book recommendations:

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

I’m Not Missing by Carrie Fountain

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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