For those of us raised on a steady diet of (often helpless) Disney princesses, Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted was a revelation, a girl power fairy tale retelling. Yes, Ella is passive, but it’s only because she has to be, thanks to an obedience curse placed on her when she was a baby. In Episode 12, we break down the many facets of this smart, spunky — dare we say feminist? (yes.) — heroine. Thanks to Sarah Brittain for joining us as a guest! Sarah is the co-host of the Unassigned Reading podcast. Follow the show on Twitter (@unassignedpod) and Instagram (@unassignedreading).
CHECK OUT ALLI'S PODCAST SHOUTOUT, A PERSONAL FAVE: Here To Make Friends — A Bachelor Recap Show
PRE-ORDER THE ELLA ENCHANTED PREQUEL, OUT OCTOBER 2018: Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
CHECK OUT SARAH'S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
"How The Heroine Of Ella Enchanted (Accidentally) Became A Feminist Icon" (HuffPost, 2017)
"Ella Enchanted Is A Feminist Masterpiece" (Book Riot, 2018)
"5 Feminist Lessons I Learned From Reading Ella Enchanted" (Bustle, 2016)
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