Tag Archives: Ellen Hopkins

Dear Teen Me: my letter and a giveaway

When I was a teen being sexually abused and cutting to cope, thinking about suicide, and just struggling to survive, I had no voice. I didn’t even know if I’d make it. Writing and art were the only way I … Continue reading

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Think Authors Profit From Book Banning?

Seriously? Then read this.

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Banned Book Week: Speak Up, and Pick Up a Good Book

Did you know it’s Banned Book Week? I think this is especially poignant with the recent attempt at challenging Laurie Halse Anderson’sSpeak and Twisted; Ellen Hopkins’ disinvite and the censorship of Burned; and the recent challenge of Jo Knowles’ Lessons … Continue reading

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I’m so glad when YA writers & book people speak positively about queer-ness

If you know much about me, you’ll know not only am I a survivor of abuse and used self-harm to cope, but I’m also a lesbian and a feminist–and proud of both. Glad to be who I am–and glad to … Continue reading

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