The episodes begins with Mariquita reviewing one of her new favorite young adult books titled Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson. Piecing me together is a beautiful coming of age novel about a young Black girl in North Portland.
Then in the second segment, Ashley speaks with Iman Hariri-Kia about her debut novel, A Hundred Other Girls. The conversation includes writing about children of immigrants, the representation of non-binary characters, the pace of media in New York City, and the burnout and build of bloggers. Iman also speaks about about her work as a sex and relationship editor and her newsletter called Cherry Picked.
Media & Books Mentioned:
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
A Hundred Other Girls by Iman Hariri-Kia
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This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose