I met Kyle in college, before he was a recognized author. It’s been weird watching this controversy roil around him. I may say more at a different time.
But for now: Kyle just gave the following speech about his books being banned from schools in Utah, Texas, and presumably elsewhere. The speech is gorgeous and heartbreaking. Please read it. That’s all.
Here are some of the books in question. My special favorite is Max and the Talent Show
Update: We have since covered in greater depth the issue of why authors like Kyle need to have their voices heard. Enjoy!