The great thing about living so close to Washington DC is that I get to attend literary events at the Library of Congress- and it’s part of my job! This week a symposium of authors came together to discuss “trauma and resilience in young people’s literature”. It was a very moving discussion on examples of ways that books do indeed save lives.
The authors present were Laurie Halse Anderson, Kekla Magoon, Barry Lyga, Meg Medina, and Jarrett Krosoczka. They have all written a great crop of books this year and last, so if you haven’t read these yet, put them on your “to be read” list at once!