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  • Akata Witch

    Summary Maggie and Harmony hone in on the theme “knowledge is power,” displayed in this fantastical middle-grade novel by Nnedi Okorafor about four-young Nigerian Leopard People. What we’re reading: Outlawed by Anna North https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9781635575422 Sadie by Courtney Summers https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9781250267139 Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9780593230251 Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9781250250469 […]

  • Children of Blood and Bone: Part 2

    Summary This week Maggie and Harmony finish Children of Blood and Bone.  They read from pg. 260 to the end.  What we’re reading: The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9780593085684 Outlawed by Anna North https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9781635575422 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9781594746031 Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9780062941237 To […]

  • Children of Blood and Bone: part 1

    Summary This week Maggie and Harmony step into a fantastic world of magic, warriors, and gods as they unpack up to pg. 259 of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Take Action: Police and Prison Reform from Thinking Abolition https://drive.google.com/file/d/12QHDT4D9UcIATb_gSwIu3CLYCGsd8rjr/view Abolish the Death Penalty https://www.ncadp.org/pages/about-us#mission  What we’re reading: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar […]

  • Not Your Sidekick/Unpacking the Attempted Coup

    Summary This week Maggie and Harmony become socio-political commentators as they attempt to make sense of the attempted coup in Washington D.C. that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021. They talk about these events through major themes that occur in the book Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee.  In this episode: https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/may/06/why-ya-books-about-politics-election-always-dystopian https://dystopianyaliterature.weebly.com/common-themes.html What Is Speculative […]

  • Bite-Sized Bits Through the Ages 2010: Virgins

    Summary Happy 2021! Maggie and Harmony ring in the new year by finishing out the Bite-Sized Bits Through the Ages series. They examine the short story “Virgins” by Danielle Evans as in the book Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self.  They discuss the construct of virginity and coming of age. What we’re reading: The […]

  • The Sweet Far Thing

    Summary This week a new guest joins Harmony for a discussion on The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray. They delve into the joys of fantasy and its potential for dealing with real-world issues, social domination theory, the shadow self, and philosophical anarchism. In this episode: https://digitalcollections.saic.edu/islandora/object/islandora%3A75841#page/2/mode/2up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_dominance_theory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism#:~:text=Anarchism%20is%20a%20political%20philosophy,undesirable%2C%20unnecessary%2C%20and%20harmful https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/anarchism/ To follow our episode schedule […]

  • Rebel Angels

    Summary In this episode, Maggie and Harmony dive into Foucaultian power theory in Rebel Angels by Libba Bray. They explored the different power relationships and knowledge of Anne, Gemma, Felicity, Ms. Moore, and Kartik. In this episode: Michel Foucault’s theory of power Foucault: power is everywhere Relationship to feminism https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminist-power/ To follow our episode schedule […]

  • A Great and Terrible Beauty

    Summary We’re back and ringing in the Holiday season with this YA classic. In this episode Harmony reminisces about her angsty  teens and Maggie contemplates the Gemma Doyle Trilogy for the first time. They dive into colonialism, fetishization of men of color by white women, the angst and uncertainty of girlhood, and the power of […]

  • I really have to– I smell rotten eggs: An RGBC Blooper episode

    Summary This week Maggie and Harmony are on a break, but tune in next week for our analysis of A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. To follow our episode schedule go here https://medium.com/rebel-girls-book-club/read-along-with-the-show-bde1d80a8108 Follow our social media pages at Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/rgbcpod/ Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/RebelGirlsBookClub/ Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/101801516-rebel-girls and Twitter  https://twitter.com/RebelGirlsBook1 Or you can email us […]

  • Persepolis Volume 2

    Summary Last week we dived into the Iranian Iraq war from the perspective of Marjane Satrapi. This week we narrow our focus and learn about her personal journey to find her identity after leaving and coming back to her homeland. What we’re reading: The Lost Coast by A. R. Capetta https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9781536200966 Before the Devil Breaks […]