An Analysis of the 2014 Young Adult New York Times Bestseller Lists by Gender of Author

A perennial question was raised in a continuing education course I took on critically evaluating young adult literature: do boys read less because of all those “girly” books written by women? I’ll discuss more on that topic in a separate post. But this question, as well as other discussions about gender and sexism in the… Continue reading An Analysis of the 2014 Young Adult New York Times Bestseller Lists by Gender of Author

Feminist Fridays: Sexism in the World of Science Fiction + Diversity in Dystopian Fiction + Badass YA Heroines

I find I’m always interested in feminist perspectives, whether it’s in regards to literature, pop culture, or current events. Feminist Fridays is going to be my forum for discussing these issues, and may come in the form of book (or other media) reviews, link roundups, or my rambling thoughts essays. If you’d like to make a habit of discussing… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Sexism in the World of Science Fiction + Diversity in Dystopian Fiction + Badass YA Heroines