Podcast Shownotes

[105] Francina Simone, author of Smash It!

“An American experience isn’t just a white experience. But so much media shows that only white people have a basic American experience while people of color have struggled, and that’s not all it is.” – Francina Simone

Francina Simone believes in one thing: authenticity. She writes YA stories full of humor and hard life lessons with sprinkles of truth that make us all feel understood. Her craft focuses on stories about girls throwing caution to the wind to discover exactly who they are and what it means to love. Francina is also known for her BookTube channel, where she discusses controversial topics in books. Her brand new novel SMASH IT! is out now from Inkyard Press.

Connect with Francina on her website, YouTube, or Instagram.

Francina’s book recommendations:

Heirs of Fate by Amara Luciano

Awkward, Brave, and Crush by Svetlana Chmakova


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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: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as "irreverent"

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