Body Positivity & Fat Acceptance @ 2010 YA Lit Symposium

It’s me!  A wonderful, blurry picture of me, snapped by the fabulous Allen Zadoff at the beginning of my pre-conference.  (I didn’t take any pictures because I wasn’t really thinking …) The YA Lit Symposium was a great time, especially once I survived my pre-conference!  I attended some really interesting and exciting sessions.  (and only…

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An Open Letter to the 2011 Quick Picks Committee

First, thanks to all the amazing responses on my last blog, being linked from Courtney Summers own blog definitely made my week!  Using random.org the winner of my copy of Some Girls Are is Claire, hooorah, who I have contacted via e-mail.  If I don’t hear back from her, I’ll try again.  Definitely keep reading…

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Why I Use The F Word

You know … FAT. The first time my teen patrons heard me refer to myself as “fat” they seemed unsure how to react. A group of teenage girls had gathered around a table in front of the desk I was working at and were discussing what might be considered typical adolescence topics: boys, hair, clothes,…

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John Green is NOT Fat

“Keep the humiliation coming in the comments, it motivates me.” 2014 UPDATE Welcome, visitors from Your Fav is Problematic/anyone who got here by searching for “John Green”, I guess.  This is the very first post on my site and is now almost 4 years old.  Yet I still get hundreds of hits a week on this…

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