Alanna the First Adventure: Twenty Pounds of Stubborn in a Five Pound Bag

Teaching My Cat To Read: The “very serious” Book Review Podcast

Aug 27 2023 • 57 mins

Join us for a discussion of the first book in Tamora Pierce’s The Song of the Lioness series, Alanna the First Adventure. We think about what this story has to say about gender, and how it took on topics like bullying, sexism and misogyny while not even being allowed to run more than a couple hundred pages, because “it’s for children”.

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Discussion of misogyny and school bullying.

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