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July 25, 2014

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YA Authors who Give Back, From John Green to Ellen Hopkins

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Whether supporting at-risk youth or global causes, these YA authors have a lot to contribute in addition to their writing.

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Authors Ellen Hopkins and Kristin Elizabeth Clark Chat About ‘Freakboy’

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Kristin Elizabeth Clark recently sat down with her mentor, Ellen Hopkins, to talk about writing, her transition from middle grade to young adult lit, and just how her book Freakboy was born.

Ellen Hopkins, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and Chris Finan are Honored for their Roles Battling Literary Censorship

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New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins, Newbery medalist Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and First Amendment activist Chris Finan were all recognized by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) on November 12 for their work defending free speech.

Pictures of the Week: National Coalition Against Censorship Award Gala; National Book Award Ceremony

Award-winning author Ellen Hopkins, left, was honored at NCAC's ceremony on Monday, November 12. Pictured also, Pat Scales, whose SLJ column "Scales on Censorship" tackles tough questions from teachers and librarians.

A variety of authors were celebrated this week at both the National Coalition Against Censorship Award Gala and the National Book Award Ceremony.

YALLFest Promises Great Lit, Good Pie, and the Resolution of a Mysterious Rumor

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YALLFest, otherwise known as the Charleston Young Adult Book Festival, will be held November 9 and 10 and will feature authors Pseudonymous Bosch, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black, among others.

Ellen Hopkins, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Honored for Fighting Censorship

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The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) will honor award-winning authors Ellen Hopkins and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor next month for their fight to defend free speech.