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Episode 12: Ella Enchanted

By Alli Hoff Kosik

Ella EnchantedFor 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 ShowPRE-ORDER THE ELLA ENCHANTED PREQUEL, OUT OCTOBER 2018: Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineCHECK OUT SARAH'S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky ChambersThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers MORE READING:"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)Follow SSR on social media!Instagram // Facebook // Twitter**Please note that the Amazon links above are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase through these links. Please do not feel inclined to purchase unless you are excited to add these books to your TBR list!**

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