Wanda the Brave book cover
Blog, Book Reviews

Wanda the Brave and a Manifesto on Black Hair

In Wanda the Brave by Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni and Chantelle And Burgen Thorne, a young girl’s natural hair is challenged at a hair salon. And in just 32 pages this children’s book perfectly breaks down gender dynamics in beauty, microaggressions, prejudice, and the at times difficult relationship between black people and the natural state of our hair, …

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - A Book Review
Blog, Book Reviews

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi: A Book Review

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis is a graphic memoir that shares her life story before and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Born in 1969, a decade before the revolution and the Islamic regime overtook the country, Satrapi recounts her life growing up pre- and post-revolution. Satrapi’s early childhood consisted of classes in a bilingual French school, family …

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Author Interview, Blog, Podcast Shownotes

Frisky Faves + Alternating History & Fantasy with Charlaine Harris

Looking for some good romance books to spice up your shelves?! Jordy and Sally sit down to discuss their favorite romance books of 2022…and some of the flops they read.  In the second segment, Ashley interviews Charlaine Harris about the fourth novel in her Gunnie Rose series, THE SERPENT IN HEAVEN. The discussion includes world …

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Shauna Robinson interview + THE BANNED BOOKSHOP OF MAGGIE BANKS book cover
Author Interview, Blog

Shauna Robinson Talks Reading, Representation, and The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks

In The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson, anti-bookworm Maggie Banks comes to Bell River to help out in her best friend’s bookstore. But she struggles to follow the strict rules put in place by the historic society, and eventually decides to play by her own rule book in order to bring new …

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Elliot Page
Blog, Social Justice

10 Reasons to Crush on Elliot Page

In addition to that piercing gaze, there is so much to love about Page that I found it hard to narrow it down to just ten reasons to crush on him. But I did it, everyone. I. Did. It.  So, without further ado, here are ten reasons to crush on Elliot Page.