Grace Lapointe

Grace Lapointe’s fiction has been published in Kaleidoscope, Deaf Poets Society, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. Her essays have appeared in Wordgathering, Grub Street’s Why I Write series, The Body is not an Apology, and on Monstering’s blog. A poem was recently published in Wordgathering. Her stories and essays—including ones that she wrote as a college student—have been taught and cited in college courses and books. More of her work is at

10 of the Most Banned and Challenged Books in the Last Decade

Find the most banned books of the decade, as well as the most challenged, with notes on this form of censorship.

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: The Influence of the Novel and Its Infamous Broadcast

In 1938, a radio broadcast about a Martian invasion caused a panic. It was the infamous broadcast of H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds.

THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Is About Questioning the Status Quo

What does it mean to challenge and question the status quo? THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON is an excellent example.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Terrifying, Mysterious, and Still Relevant

A look at the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the terrifying legend that still resonates with audiences over 700 years later.

26 Of The Most Popular Literary Devices In Poetry

Here's your guide to the most common literary devices in poetry along with examples, whether you're a student, poetry, or lifelong learner.

When a “Romantic” Read is Really About Grooming

Are these well-regarded books actually romantic, or do they depict grooming? What are the implications of these "love stories"?

How ANNA KARENINA Blurs Public and Private Life

The the blurring of private and public aspects of life my seem like a recent phenomenon, but Anna Karenina proves that's far from the case.

A Reaction to SHADOW AND BONE From a Fan of the Books

Reading Flannery O’Connor as a Millennial, Disabled Writer

On reading Flannery O'Connor as a millennial, disabled writer, and the shock of recognition of the ableism described in her work.

9 of the Best Fantasy Maps In Books

The best fantasy maps can world-build geography, climate, and languages, hint at history or lore, and more. Find our favorites now, including ones from Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and Circe by Madeline Miller.