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Nonfiction November Recommendations + A Book Review of The Power of Knitting


It’s one of Emma’s favorite months to talk about books — Nonfiction November! In this episode, Emma suggests just a small selection of books that may pique your interest. Feel free to tag her in your #nonfictionnovember stacks – she’s excited to see them!

Then stick around as Natalia reviews The Power of Knitting: Stitching Together Our Lives in a Fractured World by Loretta Napoleoni. When you find yourself coming apart after a monumental and life altering moment, you may find yourself in need of someone, or something, who can stitch you back together. Learn about the timeline of knitting, first wave feminism and their views on crafts, and knitting in science! 

This episode was sponsored by WYLD Gallery

Books mentioned:

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

The Body Is Not An Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor

Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer

Heavy, Kiese Laymon

Know My Name, Chanel Miller

In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience, Helen Knott

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong

Crying in H-Mart, Michelle Zauner

The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang

Tastes like War, Grace Cho

Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space, Amanda Leduc

We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival, edited by Natalie West

I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World, Kai Cheng Thom

This Place: 150 Years Retold

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, Les Payne and Tamara Payne

Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York, Elon Green

The Stonewall Reader, edited by the New York Public Library

The Power of Knitting: Stitching Together Our Lives in a Fractured World by Loretta Napoleoni

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This episode was edited by Sarah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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