Judy Blume created a safe space for girls to talk about being girls--from masturbation & menstruation to loss of virginity & any other topic. She joined a fight against an attempted ban on Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" writing a piece on censorship: "But it's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real…
10 Famous Authors Who Remind Us That Great Writers Can Also Be Decent Human Beings ~ First off, Margaret Atwood will retweet pretty much anything you ask her to on Twitter, to her over 400,000 followers. That's pretty nice. She is known for being a feminist (many of her female protagonists are strong women who are oppressed by the patriarchy). Atwood is also an environmental activist, and her book, "The Year of the Flood," promotes environmental awareness.
John Green volunteered as a student chaplain in a children's hospital interacting with terminally-ill children.Green's friendship with a girl fighting terminal cancer helped him write "The Fault in our Stars" & dedicated it to her "humor & empathy & charisma & intelligence ...found a way into the story." He always makes videos for his fans the Nerdfighters. He created Project for Awesome. YouTube users uploaded videos promoting charities & non-profits raising $483,446.
13 Nobel Prize In Literature Winners You Should Read ~ Naguib Mahfouz ~ The first Egyptian writer to tackle Existentialism, Mahfouz introduces Arabic language and contemporary Egyptian culture to the West.
“That was the year, my twenty-eighth, when I was discovering that not all of the promises would be kept, that some things are in fact irrevocable and that it had counted after all, every evasion and every procrastination, every mistake, every word, all of it.” ― Joan Didion