NSK laureates took the spotlight this week, drawing attention to the importance of children’s literature both locally and around the world.
Neustadt in the News
2010 NSK laureate Virginia Euwer Wolff is known to captivate both adults and children alike with her stories. She did just that this week when she visited several schools in Utah.
If a writer leaves his native country, does it mean he can never truly write again? This essay uses the correspondence between Neustadt juror Joseph Brodsky and Neustadt laureate Czesław Miłosz to explore how language shapes identity.
A new report shows that, of the 100 most banned books in the last decade, 72 titles have been children’s literature. Books by both Katherine Paterson and Mildred Taylor, two NSK laureates, frequently appear on this list.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Can a simple author interview ever truly capture the essence of an author? This New Yorker essay says no.
It turns out that what you read really can matter when it comes to your brain. A new study shows brain connectivity is improved for days after reading a book.