Book Club · Culture

Best Books by Women We Read in 2017

In 2017 we read a lot of books by women. These books ranged from literary fiction and graphic novels, all the way to memoirs and fantasies. While the book industry has always been chalk full of brilliant female writers, unfortunately, they don’t often get the same recognition as male writers. They’re often forgotten during major book… Continue reading Best Books by Women We Read in 2017

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To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Dear White People and the African-American Struggle

When I noticed that Dear White People was out on Netflix early this summer, I was immediately intrigued by the title. It seemed so unapologetically political and direct. With Dear White People, this is exactly what you get: black voices unapologetically fighting for equality and sharing their experiences of life in a world where their… Continue reading To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Dear White People and the African-American Struggle

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Book Review: The Letters Page Vol. 2

The Letters Page “is a literary journal in letters, published by the School of English at the University of Nottingham and edited by Jon McGregor”.  We had the pleasure to receive by post a copy of The Letters Page Vol 2. I did not expect the book to be delivered in such a nice package!… Continue reading Book Review: The Letters Page Vol. 2

Culture · Features

Interview with David F. Walker: Comic Creator

This is the first in a series of interviews with comic book creators, focusing on the cultural and personal experiences that shape the industry today. The first creator I talked with was David F. Walker, who currently writes Luke Cage for Marvel and Superb for Lion Forge. Walker is also an educator, specializing in film… Continue reading Interview with David F. Walker: Comic Creator

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Girlcott: More Kidlit Meets Activisim

Desma is excited about her 16th birthday party, which involves the whole class going to a movie at the local theatre. On top of that, she has the Empire scholarship, which only brings her closer to her dream of becoming an actuary. But things are beginning to change in Bermuda and when a progressive group… Continue reading Girlcott: More Kidlit Meets Activisim

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Maddie & Sayara: Kidlit Meets Activism

When Maddie meets Sayara on vacation, they become instant friends – bonded through their similar attitudes towards life. But despite their similarities, Maddie and Sayara come from two different cultures with two very different attitudes towards girls. While Sayara struggles in her home country with the unfair laws that recently landed her cousin in jail,… Continue reading Maddie & Sayara: Kidlit Meets Activism