“Every time I find out that one of my books is being banned somewhere, I am almost always put in touch with queer and trans people and our allies, who are doing work in those communities. There is a lot of hope, and that is really the only way forward.”
Kyle Lukoff (BC’06) is a Barnard College graduate and children’s book author. Lukoff’s debut middle-grade novel, Too Bright to See, received the 2022 Newberry Honor, the 2022 Stonewall Book Award, and was a National Book Award Finalist. His other books include Stonewall Award winning picture book, When Aidan Became a Brother, and young readers series Max and Friends.
In the following video interview, Lukoff speaks to his own experience with bookbanning and the joys of diverse representation in children’s literature.