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

Inspiring Richard Peck Quotes About Writing & Being Yourself

Quotes from award-winning children's and YA author Richard Peck about writing, being yourself, and more.

THE DOUBLE HELIX Shows Why #MeToo Was Always Necessary

A reader takes a look at misogyny in THE DOUBLE HELIX, James D. Watson's science memoir, and discusses the author's openly misogynistic portrayal of groundbreaking scientist Rosalind Franklin.

The Vorkosigan Saga: Conflicting Views of Disability

An exploration of the portrayal of disability in Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan saga.

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Where to start with the work of Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time.

Literary Tourism: Fall River & New Bedford

The Alienating Lack of Disability Representation in Literature

On the importance of nuanced, uncliched representation of disabilities in literature.

4 Novels for Art and Music Lovers

Do you love visual art and music just as much as you love books? Check out these novels for art and music lovers.

Romantic Fiction, Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

If you're looking for romance this Valentine's Day, find it in these five works of romantic fiction, including contemporary, fantasy, and YA novels.

Books About Fate vs. Free Will

A round-up of some of the best books about fate vs. free will.

HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES Defies Genre to Create Original, Unforgettable Stories

On the genre-defying short stories of Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body and Other Stories