Laura Sundstrom is a 22-year-old recent grad from Beloit College with a degree in Women's and Gender Studies. She spends her spare time looking for a job and blogging about feminism and pop culture.
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie.
Rushdie, a British Indian (male) novelist, is best known for the controversy over his book Satanic Verses, but this is one of my favorite books. It is technically a children's story, but it is written as a novel. This books reaffirms the beauty and need for stories and storytelling in society. While Rushdie is well known in society, this book spoke to me and inspired me to continue to tell my stories, whatever they may be, because every voice deserves to be heard and storytelling is an integral part of society.
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