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The Handmaid’s Tale: A Warning About Patriarchy and Power

Gloria Steinem on how Margaret Atwood's classic shows the significance of reproductive freedom.

by Gloria Steinem

5 Tips for Adopting Rescue Pets

Author Susan Morse and greyhound rescuer Claudia Presto get to the nitty-gritty of giving an animal a forever home.

by Susan Morse

Gloria Steinem on the Many Reasons to Read The Group

How Mary McCarthy's classic can be read as an indicator of change—or the lack of it.

by Gloria Steinem

5 Awesome Books About Motherhood

Give Mom the gift of the written word, courtesy of Candice Bergman, Erma Bombeck, and others.

by Grace Srinivasiah

6 Touching Animal Friendships That Leap Off the Page

Can’t we all just get along? These furry friends show us how it’s done.

by Rachel Krupitsky

Life Changing Lit: The Color Purple

Gloria Steinem praises Alice Walker's ability to move readers.

by Gloria Steinem

Who’s Your Literary Animal Sidekick?

Take our quiz to find out which cuddly book character you should keep as a pet.

by Molli Carlson

Gloria Steinem Discusses Sex & World Peace

Valerie Hudson's critical book shows how violence against women is a proxy for nationwide violence.

by Gloria Steinem

Star-Crossed Lovers: YA Lit Inspired by Romeo and Juliet

From feuding families to balcony scenes, these novels draw on the best of the Bard.

by Megan Radogna

Test Your Bookish IQ with a Literary Quiz

No doubt you’ve read these seven classic bestsellers . . . but do you know the trivia behind each title?

by Matthew Blackburn

The Nature of Jean Craighead George

Honor the spirit of Earth Day by celebrating the renowned children’s book author and environmentalist.

by Molli Carlson

Quiz: Which Sci Fi Character Would You Be in an Apocalypse?

When zombies, nuclear fallout, or World War III strikes, how will you handle the pressure? Take our apocalypse quiz to find out.

by Kat Sherbo

Forever Relevant: Robin Morgan's The Demon Lover

Gloria Steinem discusses the lasting impact of Robin Morgan's political classic on terrorism.

by Gloria Steinem

“Monster” by Robin Morgan: The Anthem of the Women’s Movement

In 1972, this electrifying poem inspired women everywhere to take a stand in the fight for equality.

by Staff

Fact or Fantasy: All About Female Samurai Warrior Tomoe Gozen

Can you tell the difference between historical Japanese legend and creative fantasy fiction?

by Matthew Blackburn

7 Iconic Books that Defined the 1960s

Go inside the sexiest and most scandalous decade in U.S. history.

by Brook Frazier

What 10 Modern Classic Books About Drugs Are Really Trying to Say

These tales are about more than back alleys and dirty needles.

by Renata Sweeney

10 Books That Push Boundaries

Take your book club for a walk on the wild side with subversive selections.

by Laura De Silva

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