By: Allyson Mower A hearty and happy birthday from librarians across the country to one of the most successful authors in America! Stephenie Meyer was born on December 24, 1973 […]
By: Alex Falck For my final installment (for now) in my Trans Author Interview series, I spoke with cartoonist and activist Sophie Labelle. Here in the States, she’s best known […]
This month we celebrate the birthday of banned French novelist Gustave Flaubert (December 12). Find out what (most likely) earned his most famous novel a place on the Catholic Index of Forbidden Books.
Edidi is a black trans woman, writer, poet, musician, priestess and performance artist. Her novel, “Yemaya’s Daughters,” is a work of otherworldly fiction.
These characters were real and flawed. They grappled with moral issues. And yet, they fought hard for justice and saved the day. Their victories showed readers that they, too, could be a hero, standing up to evil and protecting the innocent, and that they didn’t have to be perfect to do so.
Part of the reason that the novel is so well loved, I think, is because it challenged so many of us to think about difficult issues. Whether we continue to teach Mockingbird or choose to move on to another, more modern book, one important lesson from Mockingbird will live on – we will continue to read, and love, our banned books.
Mark Haddon was born on October 28, 1962. He is the author of many books for children and adults, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Today is Laurie Halse Anderson’s 57th birthday. Speak, her debut, often-censored, and enduring novel still sits with me, almost 20 years later.
In the latest installment of my Trans Authors Interviews, I talk with Rivers Solomon about their book “An Unkindness of Ghosts.”
For Banned Books Week, Jamie LaRue, Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, writes to banned author, Jay Asher with gratitude for his courage, compassion, and persistence.