Summer Reading? Try these important diverse books by Kekla Magoon & E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

This article ran a few months back. However, after running into Kekla at ALA in San Francisco, I want to give a shout out on my blog to some very timely diverse books! The following article appeared in the Jan. 16, 2015 issue of the Wisconsin State Journal. Just Read It | Bridget Birdsall “Just… Continue reading Summer Reading? Try these important diverse books by Kekla Magoon & E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Double Exposure author Bridget Birdsall’s appearance on Milwaukee TV.

Here’s the press release that accompanied my appearance on Milwaukee WTMJ Channel 4 TV’s Wisconsin Tonight. “Double Exposure” speaks of bullying, basketball and being yourself   By Rachael Glaszcz. CREATED Jan 30, 2015 Bridget Birdsall is an author who grew up in Brookfield. Her nephew’s suicide inspired her to write a book about victims of… Continue reading Double Exposure author Bridget Birdsall’s appearance on Milwaukee TV.

“Double Exposure” Nominated for Teen Choice Book Award

Video Image of Young Adult anti-bully book called Double Exposure

I am thrilled that Double Exposure made it onto the nomination list for the Teen Choice Book Award. Please help me spread the word, and please vote–it’s fun, fast and easy, I promise! Click here to vote:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLXJ2G3

When Words Kill: The Trauma of Bullying

Article in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: When Words Kill. By Bridget Birdsall. Sticks and stones can break your bones but words can actually kill you. Seriously. It happened in my family, and it could happen in yours. Jeffrey Fehr was different. He was handsome. He was 18 years old. He’d been the captain of his high… Continue reading When Words Kill: The Trauma of Bullying

Double Exposure made Publishers Weekly Select List of Anti-Bullying Books

We are very excited that Double Exposure made Publishers Weekly Select List of Anti-Bullying Books for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. In case you are interested, here is the Select List of Anti-Bullying Titles. Click here for more information on Double Exposure – an amazing book for young adults about an intersex teen athlete who… Continue reading Double Exposure made Publishers Weekly Select List of Anti-Bullying Books

Cudahy Family Library Receives Book Basket Donation!

Gotta love my fellow writers and illustrators from SCBWI! Check out the generosity of it’s dedicated members below, and of course, that basket contained a copy of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, because hey, that’s where Alyx Atlas Kowalski lives! ____________________________________________________________________ CUDAHY, WI…The Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI-WI) gave a generous… Continue reading Cudahy Family Library Receives Book Basket Donation!

Dear Teen Me ~ Guest Post

Dear Teen Me from author Bridget Birdsall (DOUBLE EXPOSURE, ORDINARY ANGELS) Dear Teen Me: What would I tell you now? Well, just like A.S. King, I’ve rewritten this letter twice, so let’s cut to the chase: everything will turn out okay. Really. You have to trust me on this. You are not dumb and you… Continue reading Dear Teen Me ~ Guest Post

Booklist says…teens and the rest of us will root for Alyx, an intersex teen athlete who just wants to fit in!

The following review of Double Exposure appeared September 1, 2014 in Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association. Booklist Review Books For Youth – Fiction – General Fiction Double Exposure.Birdsall, Bridget (author).Oct. 2014. 304p. Skyhorse/Sky Pony, hardcover, $16.95 (9781629146065). Grades 7-10.REVIEW. First published September 1, 2014 (Booklist). Hermaphrodite. Ambiguously gendered. Freak. Alyx was born with male and female genitalia, and though… Continue reading Booklist says…teens and the rest of us will root for Alyx, an intersex teen athlete who just wants to fit in!