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Archives - July 2008

Interview: Olivia Gardner, author of Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope

Jul 10, 2008

July 2008

When sisters Emily and Sarah Buder read a news article in 2006 about Olivia Gardner --- a teenage girl who had been the victim of excessive bullying for over two years --- they launched a letter-writing campaign at their school in hopes of offering her words of comfort. Their local project managed to take on a life of its own, and some of the thousands of letters and e-mails they received worldwide have been compiled and published in LETTERS TO A BULLIED GIRL: Messages of Healing and Hope.

Author Talk: Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother

Jul 10, 2008

July 2008

In this interview, science fiction author Cory Doctorow discusses what inspired LITTLE BROTHER, his first book for young adults, and explains how his concerns about vanishing civil liberties in the face of advancing technology in a post-9/11 society fed the plot of the novel. He also describes some of the seemingly unrealistic technologies featured in the book, elaborates on the story's overall message and reveals what he hopes readers will take away from it.