Somebody put a bra on the library dome! It's not a 90s comedy middle grade book; it's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. Join us for chat about art as protest, why girls should treat girls with respect, and what YA character we think will head the CIA.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks: Goodreads
E. Lockhart: website
This is a book that deals with internalized misogyny, textually, and gender essentialism. There's a lot of both. There are teen boys dressing femme as a joke, and a lot of humor circling around what genders have what configurations. It can be a heavy read. We would love to see a 10th anniversary edition with an intro from the author on how things have changed...and how they haven't.
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