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Why I Reread Books + Voicing Joy and Gentrification with Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

With all the books out there to discover, it’s understandable that so many feel it’s a waste of time to reread something they’ve already read. Sally shares why she loves rereading books and what she learns when she does it.  Speaking of revisiting the past, Ashley interviewed Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, author of “On the Rooftop”. […]

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Book Review: The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

Yami is not your typical Catholic school student. She is Mexican-American, has two immigrant parents (one of whom was deported to Mexico), and is gay.  After her brother, Cesar, kept getting harassed and bullied at their previous public school, Yami and Cesar’s mother, Maria, transferred them to Slayton, a preppy Catholic school. Slayton is primarily

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Lungfish by Meghan Gilliss
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Book Review: Lungfish by Meghan Gilliss

Meghan Gilliss’s debut novel, Lungfish, left me reeling. Experimental in form and told in flashbacks and fragments with vivid descriptions that verge on poems, Lungfish is disjointed and sometimes chaotic, like the tumultuous and precarious life of its protagonist, Tuck. Its language, like its landscape, is lush and vibrant with a razor-sharp edge. While it

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Updating the Required Reading List with Piecing Me Together + The Ever Evolving Media with Iman Hariri-Kia

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

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Book Review: Abolition. Feminism. Now.

GOODREADS DESCRIPTION: An urgent, vital manifesto of intersectional, internationalist, abolitionist feminism, from leading scholar-activists Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica Meiners, and Beth E. Richie. As a politic and a practice, abolition increasingly shapes our political moment, halting the construction of new jails and propelling movements to divest from policing. Yet erased from this landscape

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Best New Releases + Women in Music with Dr. Susan Rogers

Do you ever get to the end of the year and wish you had read just a few more new releases? Sally’s here to help! She’s read over 50 releases from 2022 and has sifted through her reviews to pull out her top five new releases (so far). Then, in honor of our Women in

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Book Review: Darius the Great Is Not Okay

(tw: depression, mental health) I have been diagnosed with severe depression twice. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) my sophomore year of high school and, in my second year of college, I was diagnosed with ADHD. Doctors have recommended that I don’t medicate, as the medication for one chemical imbalance may negatively offset

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