On this episode of The SSR Podcast, Alli and Alexandra Fishwick (@alexandra_fish) — who is the assistant director of a childcare facility by day, but a writer and the blogger behind Authentically Alex at night — talk Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel Matilda. There’s plenty of good (little Matilda’s obsession with books), plenty of bad (the evil headmistress Miss Trunchbull), and plenty of ugly (some very weird gender dynamics).
CHECK OUT ALEX'S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (<-- Alli's all-time favorite memoir!)
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
"Matilda at 25" (Slate, 2013)
"Roald Dahl Wanted His Magical Matilda To Keep Books Alive" (NPR Backseat Book Club, 2013)
"8 Things In Matilda You Probably Didn't Notice The First Time Around" (Bustle, 2015)
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