August 21, 2017

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“Everyday Inequality” and the Criminal Justice System | New YA Books

New fiction and nonfiction books explore the intersection of African American youth, the police, and our prison industrial complex.

PEN America To Hold NYC Rally in Defense of Free Expression

“Writers Resist: Louder Together for Free Expression” will be held on the steps of the New York Public Library on January 15, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Authors Talk About the Teen Transgender Experience | SummerTeen 2015

Authors Susan Kuklin, Robin Talley, and Alex Gino spoke about transgender representation in books and the importance of making LGBTQ titles visible.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, Susan Kuklin Candlewick Press, February 2014 Reviewed from ARC Does literary quality mean that a writer has to have a strong authorial presence? I bring this up because Beyond Magenta is a wonderful nonfiction book. It’s easily one of the strongest contenders for this year’s YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction—but […]

Beyond Magenta: SLJ Talks to Susan Kuklin About Her Book on Transgender Teens

Author Susan Kuklin offers some insight and backstory about meeting her teen subjects and helping to shape their compelling narratives.

Getting it Right, Making it Fun: NYPL Panelists Talk Writing Nonfiction

At a recent New York Public Library panel on Ethics and Nonfiction, four popular juvenile nonfiction authors discussed the challenges of writing entertaining and enlightening works for kids while adhering to the facts.