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Book Review: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

If you are a feminist and haven’t been reading Adichie, it’s time to head to the library. Between her writings, TED Talks, and being featured in a Beyoncé song, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is steadily becoming a household name in the international feminist scene. After reading her novel Americanah for book club, I decided to check out some of her works that deal more directly with her ideas on feminism. Today I will review her most recent publication: the epistolary essay Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, originally written as a letter to her friend with advice on how to raise a feminist daughter. Continue reading Book Review: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

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Daily Geekette’s Favorite Activist Authors

Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day as well as the “Day without a Woman”  protest arranged by the organizers of the Women’s March. March as a whole is also Women’s History Month. In honor of these events, I thought I would share with you lovely readers some of my favorite female activist authors. Some were authors first, some activists first, but all deserve to be celebrated. Continue reading Daily Geekette’s Favorite Activist Authors

In Memoriam: Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting Author (1932-2016)

We at The Daily Geekette were saddened to learn that the Arts lost another great contributor this year: Natalie Babbitt. Known best for her 1975 novel Tuck Everlasting, Ms. Babbit was an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children’s books. Continue reading In Memoriam: Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting Author (1932-2016)

Remembering Louise Rennison 

imageBritish author, Louise Rennison, who published twelve books with Harper Collins, has passed away. Very few details about the author’s death have been made public. Harper Collins Executive Publisher for the Children’s Division released a statement earlier today, in which she shared, “Publishing Louise was a joy. She was beautiful to know and saw the funny in everything.”

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Night 5 of Chanukah: Favorite Jewish Authors Edition

jodi-picoult-photo-2014Happy fifth  night of Chanukah all! Tonight I’m going to talk about Jodi Picoult, an American author known for her deep, heart-wrenching novels like My Sister’s Keeper as well as writing for DC Comics’ Wonder Woman. Continue reading Night 5 of Chanukah: Favorite Jewish Authors Edition

Literature-Themed Halloween Party Ideas

So you want to throw a themed Halloween party this year, but you want something a little more sophisticated than Cops and Robbers or less cliché than Angels and Devils? Why not turn to literature for some inspiration? Here are some book-themed party ideas that you are welcome to borrow: Continue reading Literature-Themed Halloween Party Ideas

Bad Feminist in the Flesh: A Conversation with Roxane Gay

RoxaneGayJust hours before arriving at my school, prominent feminist author Roxane Gay shared the tweet “No matter what, I still worry before a reading, ‘What if no one comes?’” In truth, she had nothing to worry about. By the time she arrived, the auditorium was packed.

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The Missing Place: A Review and an Interview with Sophie Littlefield.

What would you do if a loved one with whom you’re accustomed to communicating on a regular basis suddenly seemed to drop-off the face of the Earth, with your last correspondence  before she or he disappeared being only a banal, dismissive text message?

For  Colleen Mitchell, it means leaving her comfortable life in Massachusetts to travel halfway across the country to the small, frozen, oil-mining town of Lawton, North Dakota in search of her son, and, in the process, teaming-up with Shay Capparelli, a tenacious single mother from California who’s, unfortunately, in the very same situation.

Welcome to The Missing Place, by Sophie Littlefield.

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