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In this Leap Day episode, Jessica takes a look at Alyssa Cole’s “Let it Shine”, the tale of Sophie – a well-rounded, strong-willed firestarter navigating 1960s Virginia as a black woman. Will Sophie get her HEA with jewish boxer Ivan, or will the prejudice and hate for interracial couples break them apart? Listen to find out!

CONTENT WARNING for this episode: Racism, Racial Injustice/Violence, Gendered Violence, Reproductive Violence/Loss of Child

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