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The Mermaid and the Minotaur: “The Uncle Tom’s Cabin of Men Raising Children”

Gloria Steinem reflects on Dorothy Dinnerstein's feminist classic and gender equality in early societies.

By Gloria Steinem

10 Essential Authors of Chicano Literature

The best in modern Mexican American literature.

By Laura De Silva

Still on the Edge: Gloria Steinem Explores the Marge Piercy Classic

Gloria Steinem discusses the continued importance of Marge Piercy's sci-fi classic, Woman on the Edge of Time.

By Gloria Steinem

The Sacred Hoop: “Patriarchy is Neither Universal Nor Inevitable”

Paula Gunn Allen, a Native American activist, offers hope for the future in The Sacred Hoop, says Gloria Steinem.

By Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem on Patriarchy and Power in The Handmaid’s Tale

How Margaret Atwood's classic shows the significance of reproductive freedom.

By Gloria Steinem

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

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

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 Early Bird Books Staff

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

Our 9 Favorite Episodes of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast

Every month, renowned authors pick a story from the magazine’s archives to read aloud and discuss—with hilarious results.

By Alexandra Carver

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