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Around The Web: Agony Editor, Author Identity, Literary Maps and Cats!

Hello again, readers! September is upon us, which means a few things: summer is winding down; many parents, students, and teachers are starting a very unusual fall semester; we’re nearing the release of our fall titles… and the list goes on.

Whatever you’re up to these days, I hope you have room for reading. This week, I’m sharing an Agony Editor letter about relationships and support, an essay about author identity, a cool literary map, and an update on some library cats.

Agony Editor

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Becky Albertalli on Identity

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Author Becky Albertalli is probably best known for her YA coming-out novel Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. In a Medium essay, Albertalli discusses how Simon and her other novels have brought unwanted attention to and criticism of her own identity and how confusing that has been. She asks why we “cross the line between critiquing books and making assumptions about author identities?”—a question well worth considering in an age where well-meaning critique can be weaponized online.

Ocean of Books

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Library Cats


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