Heroines in literature
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading by Lizzie Skurnick. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines by Mike Madrid. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 2, 2009 — Some books you simply can't keep to yourself. Glen Weldon shares the titles he's recommended this year — from a history of women in comics, to a collection of very short short stories — what unites these books is the urge they spark to send them out into the world so that they might sink their hooks into someone else.
Nov 30, 2009 — Decade by decade, Mike Madrid offers an encyclopedic overview of the origins and exploits of the few female crime fighters who have graced comic pages.
Jul 23, 2009 — There are some books — like those by authors Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume, for instance — that helped define childhood and teenage awkwardness, but still ring true well into adulthood. Lizzie Skurnick and Meg Cabot talk about the books from our childhoods we can't seem to put down.