Join me in Milwaukee at Books Matter: Changing the World Through Literature

I am thrilled to be joining fellow children’s book author Miranda Paul at the upcoming Wisconsin State Reading Association’s Conference in Milwaukee. Our goal is to inspire educators to leverage the power of stories beyond their classroom walls. By sharing our own stories about how a picture book about women in Gambia has chronicled a large-scale… Continue reading Join me in Milwaukee at Books Matter: Changing the World Through Literature

Blessed are the Authors Whose Books are Banned!

Check out E. Kristin Anderson’s blog! She asked me and some other authors to blog about Banned Book Month. Please visit her excellent site, Write All the Words! and read my guest post. Here’s the post I contributed to E. Kristin Anderson’s blog, Write All the Words, to commemorate Banned Book month. Banned Books Month Guest… Continue reading Blessed are the Authors Whose Books are Banned!

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

“Stonewall” author Ann Bausum Recommends “Double Exposure”

The following article appeared in the June 7, 2015 issue of the Wisconsin State Journal. Just Read It | Ann Bausum “Just Read It” is a regular feature in which the State Journal seeks recommendations from authors, literary enthusiasts and experts, focused on the contributor’s particular genre of expertise.  Ann Bausum writes about history for… Continue reading “Stonewall” author Ann Bausum Recommends “Double Exposure”

Ann Bausum Breaking Out With a New Book on the Evolution of Gay Rights: “Stonewall”

Ann Bausum will join me at Barnes & Noble West in Madison (7433 Mineral Point Road, near West Towne Mall) on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 7 p.m. We will read and discuss the powerfulpotential for books to make a difference in our world—along with the importance of LGBT books, both fiction and nonfiction. If… Continue reading Ann Bausum Breaking Out With a New Book on the Evolution of Gay Rights: “Stonewall”

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

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!