A sixth-grader from New Jersey has started #1000BlackGirlBooks, a social media campaign and book drive to collect books in which black girls are the main characters.
The Harry Potter author will be presented the 2016 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service award May 16 at the literary and human rights group's annual gala in New York.
A story by Potter titled 'The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots' was recently found and will be released by Penguin Random House in September.
Updike's works accompanied me to the doctor and the dentist, to campouts and picnics, summer vacations and office lunch hours.
The author of ‘Paradise Now’ discusses the legacy of 19th-century super-dreamers.
The controversy has sparked a debate about producing children's literature that offers a nuanced view of slavery and that is able to ask uncomfortable questions without stifling a conversation on one of the nation's darkest chapters.