Katrina: 10 Years Later

In this second of two blog posts commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Fatima Shaik reflects on the work of PEN's Children's and Young Adult Book Committee in… More

Stories That Traveled (video)

Three authors of books for children and young adults reveal the ways the African continent inspires their work and influences their identities as writers. More

Climbing Monkey Hill

Everyone made too big a deal of things she would do naturally, Levia thought, like to go to high school. She had a better plan. More

Bird Whistle

I wanted to go. But Merrill insisted we had already put down roots. She said oaks didn’t transplant well, but they did grow stronger with age. What could I… More