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Books Emma Wished She’d Been Assigned in High School and Breezy Summer Thrillers with Renee


Welcome to our newest podcast contributor, Emma Ito! Emma briefly discusses three history books she wishes she had been assigned in high school by women authors. Then Renee shares four of her favorite breezy thrillers, perfect for a beach or hammock this summer.

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Mentioned in this episode:

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (also available in a Young Readers edition)

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States by Erika Lee

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander

The Herd by Andrea Bartz

Smile and Look Pretty by Amanda Pellegrino

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams

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

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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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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