It’s been a couple of weeks (maybe more?) since I’ve had a chance to sit down and round-up writing from Book Riot. Lots of girl-focused book round-ups in honor of Women’s History Month last month, and I have to say, doing those very focused “3 on a YA Theme” posts helped inspire really reworking and reinvigorating that series. All of those pieces include both fiction and nonfiction:
- YA books about girls in the Labor Movement.
- YA books about girls who are athletes.
- YA books about girls who love and make art.
- Because by now you all know how much I love Franz Kafka, I pooled my love into a round-up of great bookish goods featuring Kafka. Prepare for some puns.
- I got to interview Jessamyn Stanley, one of the inspirations in my own yoga practice, about yoga, reading, books, and her brand-new book Every Body Yoga.
- Dandelions on the covers of YA books.
Elsewhere around the web…
- I wrote a piece on To Write Love On Her Arms about how practicing yoga has taught me to meet myself where I am when it comes to my mental health. It’s a piece I’m wildly proud of and am going to keep returning to on tough days, both on and off the mat.
- I did an interview with School Library Journal about Here We Are.
- And I also did an interview with Justine Magazine.
- Heidi Stevens at The Chicago Tribune wrote this tremendous piece about Here We Are and feminism for young people.
- Thanks to The Globe and Mail for this amazing review.
- I got to be part of The Nerdette podcast, which was one of the most fun things ever (& I did it immediately after riding the Centennial Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier…my first time on a ferris wheel!). It was neat to see they paired my interview up with Roxane Gay’s!
- A lovely review from Jera Brown at Rebellious Magazine.
- I’d normally not include a post like PW’s YA feminism round-up here, but I’m interested in the other books mentioned in my book’s company, so it’s definitely worth looking at!
- And finally, InStyle calls Here We Are one of the 24 most empowering feminist books. Neat!