“That’s the power of art, I think. It is transformative. It can love us all back home.”
Tags: A Constellation of Ghosts, Alma Luz Villanueva, ancestors, Ariel Gore, Arizona, beverly cleary, cancer, Carole Maso, Chelsey Clammer, colon cancer, death, family trauma, fathers, fathers and daughters, forgiveness, Gathering Lights, Gayle Brandeis, generational trauma, Ghost Swamp Blues, ghosts, grief, Harriet the Spy, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Into the Garden of Gethsemane Georgia, Judy Blume, Laraine Herring, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lost Fathers, Louise Fitzhugh, Margery Williams, Maxine Hong Kingston, memoir, On Being Stuck, Ravens, Regal House Publishing, speculative, speculative nonfiction, The Art Lover, The Art of Misdiagnosis, The Chronology of Water, The Grief Forest, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Ultraviolet Sky, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Writing Warrior, Toni Morrison, Writing Begins with the Breath, Yavapi College
I wasn’t into girl stuff, but I loved James Bond! ...more
Tags: affair, Allyson McCabe, Aston Martin, California Years, cars, childhood, Denver, Esme Blegvad, Hamleys, Harriet the Spy, I Kissed a Girl, infidelity, Island of Lost Things, James Bond, jill sobule, London, Malcolm Nance, mothers, mothers and daughters, Music, nostalgia, Nostalgia Kills, Sherlock Holmes, spies, spy, toy cars, toys, vinyl records, Wanted/Needed/Loved
Allyson McCabe talks with Celia C. Pérez about her debut middle-grade novel,
The First Rule of Punk, her inspirations for writing the book, and her own childhood. ...more
Tags: alice bag, Allyson McCabe, Celia C. Pérez, Cuba, Erika Sanchez, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Harriet the Spy, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, identity, Latin American literature, Latino, librarians, libraries, Los Crudos, Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, Martin Sorrondeguy, Mas Alla de Los Gritos, Mexico, middle grade, Music, Poly-Styrene, punk, punk music, Sound & Vision, Sound and Vision, Teresa Covarrubias, The Brat, The First Rule of Punk, The Plugz, X-Ray Spex, YA, young adult literature, zines
Here, in one handy list, are a few of our favorite spy novels. Watch your back!
Tags: book recommendations, Denis Johnson, Finks, george plimpton, Harriet the Spy, Ian McEwan, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Joel Whitey, john le carré, Louise Fitzhugh, Peter Matthiessen, reading list, richard wright, Shane McCrae, spies, spy novels, Sweet Tooth, The Animal Too Big to Kill, The Legacy of Spies, The Sympathizer, Tree of Smoke, Viet Thanh Nguyen, What to Read When, Wikileaks
We should all implant these terrific girls in our brains. Reading excellent kid’s books as an adult reveals the world to us in new ways, reminds us of childhood and teaches us about our young selves from a new perspective.
Tags: A Girl Called Al, Anna March, annie on my mind, Becoming Naomi Leon, Bette Greene, brown girl dreaming, Constance C. Greene, E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Harriet the Spy, jacqueline woodson, Judy Blume, Louise Fitzhugh, nancy garden, Nobody's Family Is Going to Change, Pam Munoz Ryan, Philip Hall Likes Me I Reckon Maybe, Reading Mixtape, reading recommendations, Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, YA Literature
We make a case against David Mitchell’s new novel, update the Indian American immigrant story, and interview a queer renaissance woman—all in Rumpus Books.
Tags: David Mitchell, Etel Adnan, Flight 232, Harriet the Spy, Have You Had Enough Darkness Yet, I Am an Executioner, Irene McKinney, Joanna Pen Cooper, Laura Fitzhugh, Laurence Gonzales, myriam gurba, Rajesh Parameswaran, the bone clocks, What is a Domicile