Grace Lapointe

Grace Lapointe’s fiction has been published in Kaleidoscope, Deaf Poets Society, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and is forthcoming in Corporeal Lit Mag. Her essays and poetry have been published in Wordgathering. Her stories and essays—including ones that she wrote as a college student—have been taught in college courses and cited in books and dissertations. More of her work is at, Medium, and Ao3.

Regina Spektor’s Literary Songs

The literary songs of Regina Spektor.

How Trauma Bonds Drive the BROKEN EARTH Trilogy

How N.K. Jemisin's BROKEN EARTH trilogy parallels real-world colonialism and racism and produces complex relationships with huge power imbalances.

6 Powerful Books By Disabled Authors

The disabled community is so diverse that it’s especially important to publish and read #OwnVoices books by disabled authors with various disabilities.

Sweeney Todd: Attend the (Completely Fictional!) Tale

Get a closer look at the origins of SWEENEY TODD, including its history and rumors surrounding the tale of the demon barber of Fleet Street.

No One Should Be Asked to Prove Their Humanity

Taking a look at Kazuo Ishiguro's NEVER LET ME GO, and how the dystopian theme of proving one's humanity intersects with our reality.

How the American Girl Series Shaped My Reading, Imagination, and Humor

A reader on discovering the American Girls series based on the dolls, and what those books taught her about history, imagination, and more.

8 Fascinating Books With Jesus As A Character

Some of these books with Jesus as a character emphasize Christ’s divinity while others focus more on his humanity. Give them a look.

How Freud’s “The Uncanny” Explained My Childhood Fears

One reader on how Freud's explanation of "The Uncanny" helped her understand her own fears.

8 Gripping Books about Hurricanes

What an Unlikeable Character Taught Me About Ethics and Writing

On how Briony Tallis, the egocentric protagonist of Ian McEwan’s ATONEMENT, offered insight on all the wrong ways to tell a story.