April 1, 2018

The Woman Issue

The Woman Issue

Featuring 315 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: The Woman Issue: special coverage of books by and about powerful women; and more

Women, Publishing, and Equality

Women, Publishing, and Equality

A Sponsored Interview with the CEO of Sourcebooks, America's Largest Woman-Owned Publisher

By Megan Labrise on April 5, 2018


[SPONSORED] As a powerful woman in publishing, Dominique Raccah knows she’s uniquely positioned to help promote women’s diverse stories.

“I’m very excited by the #MeToo movement,” says Raccah, CEO and founder of Sourcebooks, Inc., of Naperville, Illinois, the largest woman-owned American publishing company. “I get that it’s hard to see [men] who you respected and who are iconic in certain fields brought low, but those women’s experiences are the truth. We need to understand their experiences, and we need ...

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Cecile Richards and Alex Wagner

This week, in our special Woman Episode sponsored by Sourcebooks, we catch up with Cecile Richards, the outgoing president of Planned Parenthood who has led that organization through many bruising tussles with political leaders. Her new memoir, MAKE TROUBLE, is just out this month. We also talk to Alex Wagner, the CBS correspondent and writer; her new book FUTUREFACE: A FAMILY MYSTERY, AN EPIC QUEST, AND THE SECRET TO BELONGING, is a fascinating story about her complicated search for her ancestry. And our editors reveal the best books written by women that are out this week!


Cecile Richards and Alex Wagner

THE WOMAN ISSUE BOOK LISTS

9 Women Writing Bold Memoirs

9 Women Writing Bold Memoirs

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Women in Their Own Words

Women in Their Own Words

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Cultural Critics and Feminist Saints

Cultural Critics and Feminist Saints

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Editors' columns

Fiction

I’ll take any opportunity to celebrate fiction by women. The literary community has been talking for years about how fiction written by men is taken...

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Nonfiction

Given the current political and social landscape—Trumpism and its attendant misogyny, Harvey Weinstein, et al., #MeToo—the time is perfect for...

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Children's

How can readers tell which of Quentin Blake’s Three Lit...

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Teen

Given that romantic alliances are a staple of YA fiction across genres, the implicit (and explicit) messages about what makes a girl or woman “attra...

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Indie

Kirkus’ first Woman Issue coincides with National Poetry Month, which gives Indie editors the perfect forum to tout the following must-read collecti...

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Author interviews

Thao Lam

Thao Lam was only 3 when her family left Vietnam for Canada. She barely spoke English, but the library quickly became her favor...

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Winifred Conkling

As a kid, here is what Winifred Conkling learned in school about women’s suffrage: nothing. The topic just…didn...

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Bring on the Women Writing About Women

I’ll take any opportunity to celebrate fiction by women. The literary community has been talking for years about how fict...

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Erin Entrada Kelly

Celebrated middle-grade novelist Erin Entrada Kelly, who recently received the 2018 Newbery Medal, says she writes the books sh...

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Roshani Chokshi

Growing up, Roshani Chokshi loved the Japanese manga series Sailor Moon. “There's something so addictive about the idea o...

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Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Dark and absorbing, Nafissa Thompson-Spires’ debut story collection, Heads of the Colored People, explores the unstable m...

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