Sadie Shorr-Parks takes a look back at Beverly Cleary's "Ramona Quimby, Age 8," recently rereleased by William Morrow.
Sadie Shorr-Parks teaches writing at Shepherd University. Her nonfiction has recently appeared in Sierra Nevada Review, Appalachian Heritage, and Witness Magazine, where her essay “Attic Bats, Modern Love” received a nomination for the Pushcart Prize. She has also published book reviews with The Iowa Review and Southern Literary Review.
A new Netflix film explores fat-shaming and body positivity.
In "The Poet X," a teenage Dominican girl in Harlem discovers herself through slam poetry.