The New York Times Book Review asked me to review two new middle-grade novels that confront, in very different ways, the growing threat to kids’ freedom to read. This threat has been worrying me a lot lately, so I was especially glad to get to write about these two books. Read the review.
In the TLS, writer Beejay Silcox writes about CLUTTER and “mess as an emotional and cultural problem”: “Neuroses and trauma may have helped to bury Howard’s mother in domestic rubble, but so did an insatiable, deep-rooted, and increasingly unsustainable, cultural hunger to own. ‘The chaos of my mother’s house, then, can be read as a… Continue reading »