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Andrew Gross on Why Writing Women Heroes Is A Sexy Business

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In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and book reviews and author Q&A’s, we also like sharing some of the best BookTrib articles you may have missed or want to read again. Today, we feature this piece from April 25th, 2014 about why it’s sexy to write women as heroes.  What would you do, if, on the day your whole life was crashing down around you, fate threw you a chance to turn it all around—would you take it? Would you take that chance, even if it were illegal, immoral, and dangerous? Hilary Cantor, the desperate single mom in Andrew Gross’s new book, Everything to Lose (William Morrow, April 22), has only seconds to decide when she finds half a million dollars in a wrecked…

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Women’s History Month: It’s Time to Talk About Sex

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity.  Today, we feature this piece from April 24th, 2014 about why it’s time women begin talking about sex and reproductive health.  Men who deal with sexual issues or dysfunctions have a host of pharmaceutical options available to them, and doctors who are ever-willing to pull out their prescription pads. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to…

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Women’s History Month: Jenny Slate to Write Collection of Feminist Fables

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity.  Today, we feature this piece from December 12th, 2017 about actress Jenny Slate’s upcoming book of feminist fables.  Actress and comedian Jenny Slate has been winning! She had us all in stitches on Parks and Recreation as Mona-Lisa Saperstein and since then, she’s starred in a variety of shows and movies like Lady Dynamite, Zootopia, and Girls. Last week, Slate not only debuted an Old…

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Women’s History Month: Where Women Are Kings

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity.  Today, we feature this piece from September 11th, 2015 about a young boy who believes his Nigerian birth mother loves him more than anything in all of time, and that he is a wizard.   From the award-winning author of Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away, the story of a young boy who believes two things: that his Nigerian birth mother loves…

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Women’s History Month: 25 Upcoming YA Novels Packed with Girl Power

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity.  Today, we feature this piece from January 10th, 2018 about upcoming YA novels packed full of girl power.  From Katniss to Clary, young adult novels have introduced us to some of the most kickass heroines in literature. This year is no exception, with tons of great female-driven YAs on the horizon by some of our favorite authors. Whether they’re fantasy, contemporary,…

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Selena, Queen of Cumbia: Much Anticipated New Children’s Book About the Late Tejano Singer May Cause Websites to Shutdown

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Last Friday, supermarket chain H-E-B’s website crashed due to high traffic. The traffic was caused by fan fury over a $2 shopping bag with a picture of the lat Tejano superstar, Selena Quintanilla.  Selena was murdered in 1995 by the president of her fan club and employee, but she is still a favorite among those who love Latin diaspora music.  H-E-B sold out of the limited edition bags emblazoned with the words, “Queen of Cumbia” within hours and if past behavior is indeed a predictor of future behavior, we anticipate that today’s release of  The Life of Selena/La Vida De Selena (Los Libros, Bilingual Edition), will see the same. The book, written in both English and Spanish, is already a…

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Women’s History Month: 3 Heroines to Share With Your Daughter

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity.  Today, we feature this piece from March 11th, 2015 about three heroines you can share with you daughter. When it comes to books, my 8-year-old girl is a reader with a broad palette. She loves princesses. Then again, she loves super heroes. She loves magic, adventure and inanimate objects that come to life (I’m looking at you, Olaf…

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International Women’s Day: Celebrate Six of Our Favorite International Female Authors

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Today is International Women’s History Day! Read this piece from March 8, 2016 that celebrates six of your favorite, must-read female authors whose books tell the stories of women and girls around the world. March 8 is International Women’s Day, which means we’re celebrating all those women from around the globe who inspire and entertain us. It’s easy to keep yourself in an Americanized bubble, only reading stories from the familiar authors we know and love. But the international book community is vast and vibrant, filled with writers from all different cultures and nationalities. In honor of all the talented women across the world, here are six international female authors (and their most recent books!) that you should be reading immediately: Lone Star, Paullina…

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Women’s History Month: 10 Bad-Ass Sci-Fi Women

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity.  Today, we feature this piece from June 23rd, 2014 about 10 of the best, most bad-ass women from sci-fi. Who is the most badass of them all? The BookTrib Nerd Squad recently took a break from making the universe safer for nerdkind to reply to an article by Kieran Shea at the Huffington Post where he curated a…

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When Bad Girls… Well, Stay Bad: The Wicked Women in Books We Just Love to Hate

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity. Today, we’re featuring this piece from November 15, 2016 about bad and bad-ass women in fiction that we all just love to hate.  These days there are tons of awesome female characters on TV. Young, old, smart, naïve, good and evil. And while it’s always fun to root for the good characters (they save the day and…

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Women Rock! 6 Fictional Heroines Who Look Like Real Women

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity.  Today, we feature this piece from June 17th, 2015 about fictional heroines that actually look like real women.    Fictional Heroines Who Look Like Real Women There is often an assumption while reading that the main characters are going to be thin. Unless otherwise stated, the reader is expected to picture a woman with slim…

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Smart Reads: 6 Memoirs That Examine the Author’s Own History

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We love history here at BookTrib, which is why we featured 5 Fascinating Books that Shed a Fresh Light on History in February. But when we sat down to plan our Women’s History Month Smart Reads, we decided to take a slightly different angle. We wanted to feature women who are telling contemporary stories about their own lives. So here are six memoirs that explore family dynamics, grief and loss, redemption, reinvention, violence and peace, and that enduring thing called love. Red Eggs and Good Luck: A Memoir by Angela Lam (She Writes Press; October 6, 2015) “Red Eggs and Good Luck is the kind of honest, beautifully written memoir that will have you staying up way too late turning…

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