What WPLN is Reading, Watching, Listening to, and Excited for in August 2023

READING | Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote by Tina Cassidy: This August marks the 103rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and this book serves as a reminder of the challenges that suffragists faced in the fight for women's right to vote — including being arrested, beaten, and thrown in jail for protesting in front of Woodrow Wilson's White House. Learn more.

WATCHING | You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah on Netflix: This coming-of-age comedy-drama film follows two best friends whose falling out affects their bat mitzvah plans. The movie is now Adam Sandler's highest-rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes. Learn more.

LISTENING TO | Honestly with Bari Weiss podcast: Journalist Bari Weiss hosts the podcast Honestly, in which she discusses everything from politics to education to grief. She's also interviewed several Republican presidential candidates, including Nikki Haley, the only woman running for president in 2024. Learn more.

EXCITED FOR | A new school year: The beginning of a new school year is exciting for many reasons, from new school supplies to new things to learn... to a break for parents! (One friend recently joked that the end of summer break is the true "most wonderful time of the year" for many parents.) Not to mention that this means more opportunities to get involved and help shape your community, whether it's the PTA or the school board!