An Iconic Tribute to an Iconic Woman: Interviewing the Art Director of the 2021 RBG Calendar

An Iconic Tribute to an Iconic Woman: Interviewing the Art Director of the 2021 RBG Calendar

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This vibrant collection of wall art is a tribute to the incredible work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sourcebooks is donating fifty percent of the proceeds to the causes that Ginsburg believed in and supported throughout her life.
Brittany Vibbert, Sourcebooks’ Senior Art Director on this project, took a moment to share with us the process of how this calendar got off the ground and running, while incorporating many female and diverse artists from around the world.

This 2021 Calendar Highlights the Best Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fan Art

This 2021 Calendar Highlights the Best Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fan Art

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Brought to you by the independent book publisher, Sourcebooks, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar is a collection of masterful art, by women around the world, honoring the renowned Supreme Court justice. With style, humor and a feminist flair, this 2021 wall art calendar is not just for those who wish to continue Ginsberg’s fight for women’s rights, but for pioneers of equality everywhere.

The ‘Picture Book Bias:’ In Children’s Books, Girls & Minorities Aren’t Speaking

The ‘Picture Book Bias:’ In Children’s Books, Girls & Minorities Aren’t Speaking

If picture books are meant to give voice to the experiences of young children, then why aren’t girls and racial minorities speaking? Using data from the top 100 bestselling children’s picture books, researchers have noted a growing gender and racial disparity in terms of which characters speak in children’s books. Over half of children’s books feature a predominantly male cast; comparably, less than a fifth such books feature a predominantly female cast. It’s evident that male characters are literally dominating the conversation: not only does the gender gap exist in picture books, but it’s also growing. The Guardian reports that “speaking roles for male …

The Second Shelf: A Feminist Bookshop About Rare Books, First Editions, and Future Classics in Soho

The Second Shelf: A Feminist Bookshop About Rare Books, First Editions, and Future Classics in Soho

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A N Devers, a writer and an arts journalist based in London, started an online store about feminist rare books, first editions, and manuscripts, and plans to open a bookshop in Soho.     Image Via The Second Shelf     Devers came to the idea of “The Second Shelf” in 2014, and since then she aimed to become an official “bookwoman” to balance the bookselling markets. In her interview at Guardian, Devers mentioned how the word “bookman” not only generalizes the concept of what we think of the people collecting books, but also dominates the whole book retailing process. This occurs in …