The Bees


In honor of Earth day, which is on April 22, Maggie and Harmony are spending the rest of April exploring climate-related stories. The Bees by Laline Paull is not only a surprisingly riveting tale about the life of one personified sanitation bee, but also delves into feminist themes. It explores race, hierarchy, reproductive justice, individualized versus communal love, nature versus nurture and the very real impact humans have on wildlife.

In this episode:

What we’re reading:

Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper

by C. Marina Marchese

No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani Defranco

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

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