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E. M. Kokie

About E. M. Kokie

E. M. Kokie is the author of the young adult novels Radical and Personal Effects (both Candlewick); she has contributed short stories to the anthologies Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves (Candlewick) and Violent Ends (Simon Pulse). She can be found online at and tweets as @EMKokie.

Looking for Queer Girls on the Shelves

I was a library fugitive. In elementary school I lost a few library books, and instead of telling anyone, I hid the notices and avoided the public library for most of my adolescent years. I read voraciously from the shelves of my school libraries, but as a self-sufficient grazer, I never had a strong relationship with […]