YA Books

Free Speech Defender Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Honored at NoVa Teen Book Festival

By |2019-03-07T21:46:56-04:00March 17th, 2014|Blog|

In 2012 we honored author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor as a Free Speech Defender for her groundbreaking Alice series and Shiloh. Shelf Awareness reports that Phyllis was one over 20 authors celebrated last week at the inaugural NoVa Teen Book Festival, founded by an Arlington, VA bookstore in partnership with local schools and libraries. Here's a video of Phyllis speaking (at 1:17) with other [...]

Rejection in Fremont, Year 3 and Dealing With Life Through Good Books

By |2019-03-07T21:56:38-04:00July 11th, 2012|Blog|

The San Francisco Bay area is not the likeliest location for a censorship debate. Or one would think, at least. The area had already come up in our censorship battles lately, but more as the Magical Free Expression Castle on the Coast. San Francisco is the home of Todd Parr, author of the recently-censored The Family Book and Patricia Polacco's embroiled In [...]