Our Tuesday, May 31st show is devoted to the subject of LGBT Children’s and Young adult literature. Our guests include:
Marion Dane Bauer, who has been publishing for thirty-five years and is the author of more than 80 books for children and young adults ranging from picture books and early readers, both fiction and nonfiction, to young adult novels. Her novel On My Honor won a Newbery Honor Award in 1987.
Brian Farrey, whose debut YA novel, With or Without You, was published by Simon Pulse in May 2011. He is the acquiring editor for Flux, the young adult imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide. He blogs at www.brianfarreybooks.com.
Arthur A. Levine, who has been a children’s book editor for twenty-seven years, and is the U.S. editor of the bestselling Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Also an author, he wrote the picture book Monday is One Day when he was at home with his (then infant) son and thinking about how much he was going to miss him when he went back to work.
David LaRochelle, who has been writing and illustrating books for young people for over twenty years. His young adult novel, Absolutely Positively Not, tells the humorous story of 16-year-old Steven DeNarski, desperately trying to convince the world and himself that he is absolutely, positively not gay. The book was an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award.