Female Authors Aren’t Funny (And Other Lies You May Have Heard) by Betsy Bird

This is amazing (and funny!)
A hard combo to come by these days.

Nerdy Book Club

I poll children for fun and profit.  That makes it sound worse than it is, though, so I’ll endeavor to explain.

Our story begins when I was an innocent children’s librarian working the desk at one of the lovely branches of New York Public Library.  The kids that walked through my doors were smart cookies.  Keen on the latest trends and sometimes daring me with their requests (example: “I’ve read ALL the fantasy novels” – followed by a pointed stare).  And one particular request raised its lovely little head time and time again.  A kid would come to the desk and just say, “I want something funny”.  Challenge accepted!!  But it didn’t take me long to figure out that the easy go-to titles were too often written by men.  Your Diary of a Wimpy Kids.  Your Origami Yodas.  Even collections like the Guys Read: Funny Business just has a…

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