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We’re back from hiatus with our 150th episode! Bailey and Teffer reminisce about the show, talk about our summer reading, and then get into reviewing the TIME 100 Best YA Books of All Time, the hits and misses. And it wouldn’t be an episode of
To wrap up our Summer Read-Through, we watched both Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies! We’re talking about casting, early oughts fashion (yay or nay?, Jesse Williams, sexy candles, and pants, just so many pants. Support us on Patreon! h
This week, we fast forward ten years to visit the sisterhood as adults in Sisterhood Everlasting! The whole gang’s here to talk about rich boyfriends, aimless careers, millennial angst, and Manic Pixie Dying Girls. Did Brashares finally figure
All four hosts got together this week to talk about the final book in the teen Sisterhood series. We’ve gotta lotta yikes and a little yay! What happened to Carmen? Why is Tibby always … like that? Is it ok to have sex, ever? We ask these quest
Should girls wear pants? Should men only be lawyers? Bailey and Teffer talk about art classes, problematic romance and big feelings in our read through of the 3rd summer of the sisterhood! Resources: docs.google.com/document/d/1hp7nl…/edit?usp
This week Kadi, Teffer and Bailey talk about the second story in the Sisterhood’s saga! We talk about French translation, parents who don’t parent, and cultivating self-compassion through cringe. Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1
We’re kicking off a read-through series of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares this week! Kadi, Eunice and Teffer talk about being a teen in the millennial era, letting teens be kids, and all the problematic stuff we did or d
Eunice and Teffer wrap up our food series with two families, both alike in dignity, in A Pho Love Story by Loan Le. We talk about the delights of drawn out flirtation, generational stories, and how this book is like a restaurant! Resources: ht
Bailey and Teffer dive into Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau, a fluffy, wholesome graphic novel about love, baking, and finding your path. We talk about falling in love, pretty boys, tasty breads, and good parents! Resources: http
Teffer and Bailey sit down to talk about the books we're excited to read this summer. With a round-up of new releases and older favorites, we've got just the thing for your reading list! Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hp7nlP5Uc
This week, as we continue our Food series, Kadi is joined by a special guest- our editor Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai)- to talk about The Music Of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg! We get into the value of setting boundaries with parents, the beau
Kicking off a food themed June, Eunice and Teffer review The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo, a delicious story of food trucks, family, and falling in love. We talk about hot dads, best friends, and the risk that comes with opening your hea
This week, Teffer and Bailey review Faith by Julie Murphy! We’re talking healthy friendships, unhealthy relationships, and oh, right, superheroes, too. Check out Maintenance Phase! http://maintenancephase.com/ Resources: https://docs.google.c
This week Eunice and Kadi talk about grief, the decolonization of magic and love triangles. And, because we just can’t help ourselves, we’re talking about Twilight (again)… Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hp7nlP5UcH63FEl1kpPgxdO
Teffer and Bailey review Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, talking about intergenerational feminism, riot grrrls, and what they liked (and didn't like) about the Netflix adaptation. Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hp7nlP5UcH63FEl1kpPgx
Chris Walker of Nerdcraft Nation joins Eunice and Teffer to talk about Stamped, Jason Reynolds’ “remix” of Ibram X. Kendi’s antiracism work. We talk about highschool history class, institutional racism, and what anti-racist pedagogy might look
This week, Kadi and Bailey review The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna. We talk about well-researched fantasy religions, the experience of living under oppressive systems, brilliant visual metaphors, and how dang much we want this incredible book to
Kadi & Eunice review Malinda Lo's Last Night At The Telegraph Club and talk about period pieces, romance novels, and the beauty of intersectional representation. Donate to the Upford Network's Indiegogo Campaign! igg.me/at/upfordnetwork Resou
This week, patron Maddy Dever joins Teffer to talk about The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims! We're talking about grieving, living with chronic pain, the surprising joy of finding people who value you, and the mortifying ordeal of being known. D
This week, Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan joined Teffer and Kadi to talk about relationships, sex, peer-to-peer education, and, of course, their new YA sex ed resource, Let's Talk About It! Join us for a conversation about taking the fear out of
This week, Kadi and Eunice review Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley! We talk about communities going through hard times, intergenerational trauma & healing, and the importance of storytelling in marginalized communities. Then, we get vu
After 128 episodes of Teffer pestering the others to review a Ship Book, it finally happened! Listen in as Teffer and Bailey review Adrienne Young's high seas fantasy, Fable, and get into exactly what it is that makes a maritime adventure so mu
Kadi and Teffer review To All the Boys: Always and Forever, the Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han's Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Join us for Kadi's first foray into the himbo universe, the joys of boys who do sports, satisfying final chapters,
Teffer and Kadi return to the Graceling Realm with Kristin Cashore's new release, Winterkeep! We're talking about environmental anxiety, the Gen Z/Millennial tension, extended character development, generational trauma and generational healing,
Patron Emily Pattyn joins us to talk about one of the hottest new releases of 2020: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko. We talk about magic systems, the development of diverse fantasy in YA, and why The Lord of the Rings should be 200 pages shorter th
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