Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl was a favorite of Alli’s when she was growing up, and in Episode 26, she discovers that she can still mostly love rereading a book from childhood, while also recognizing that it’s pretty problematic. Is she still a Stargirl fan? Tune in and find out! In this episode, Alli and guest Britta Lokting talk about all things high school stereotypes, popularity, and conformity. They also discuss first loves, the #MeToo movement, Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton, and Alli’s hilarious history as part of her high school’s morning news show. Britta is a New York-based freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, The Baffler, and more. Follow her on Instagram (@blokting) and Twitter (@BrittaLokting).
CHECK OUT BRITTA’S BOOK RECOMMENDATION:
Swing Time: A Novel by Zadie Smith
“Everything We Know About the Stargirl Movie So Far” (BookBub, 2018)
“Grace VanderWaal Will Play Stargirl in New Movie Adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s Novel” (Teen Vogue, 2018)
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CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF GRACE VANDERWAAL, WHO’S SLATED TO PLAY STARGIRL IN THE FORTHCOMING MOVIE!