Dr. Sami Schalk's recently published Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction is a remarkable study on how race, gender and ability/disability are represented in speculative fiction. Her study focuses on speculative fiction written by black women, and approaches it from both a black feminist theory and disability studies perspective - … Continue reading Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction by Sami Schalk
From board book biographies to feminist YA, here's something for every BookKid to enjoy this Women's History Month! In a bookstore, we're surrounded by inspiring women -- they're the characters in the pages of our favorite books and the authors who created them. They're the illustrators and artists who give them color, and the subjects … Continue reading BookKids Celebrates Women’s History Month!
This post comes from our children's inventory manager, Demi. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson She's not a girl, she's a shark! Nimona is a magical shapeshifter who has apprenticed herself to the malicious Ballister Blackheart against the do-good schemes of the knightly Ambrosius Goldenloin! Read on for a rollicking, charming adventure with several wonderful twists. Bitch … Continue reading Graphic Novel Gift Guide from your Friendly Neighborhood Feminist
Bad Feminist, the new collection of essays by our hero, Roxane Gay, is officially on shelves today and we're here to share some serious bookseller love: Julie: "From Scrabble tournaments to Sweet Valley High to the power of privilege, Roxane Gay's essays tear open our modern world and demand we dig deeper into our cultural experience. She lays … Continue reading Bookseller Love for BAD FEMINIST