My Banned Books

Before the decade ended, I was asked to return a payment of $50.00 to an educational publisher. My poem about dinosaurs had to be removed from a language arts… More

QA: Büşra Ersanli freed trial

From the day that the prosecutor ruled my detention, until now, everything has been upside down. I am speechless and now going back to Silivri [prison] to pack my… More

Morningloria

Morningloriawe ran long distancesvolunteered with dogsfound our cars in towing yardsacross town from our apartmentswaited in vestibulesof county jails for daughterstaken by accidentjust long enough tofantasize about a futuretaking… More

PEN Panel Tracks Authors Who ‘Made It’

In any discussion on how to be a children’s book author, questions naturally focus on the beginning of the journey—how to get started, how to get an agent, how… More

CYAB Trip to New Orleans: November 09

Writers are used to doing presentations or writer’s workshops at various schools. Usually it’s a one-to-one experience. Let me tell you, as one of our three-year-old nieces says: more… More

St. Joseph’s Library Relocation

Through the initiative of Member Fatima Shaik, the Children's/Young Adult Book Authors Committee helped move an elementary school library from St. Joseph's School in Greenwich Village, New York City,… More