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A. S. King

Amy Serig King, who writes under the name A.S. King, has been called "One of the best young adult writers working today" by the New York Times Book Review. She will be speaking on her book Attack of the Black Rectangles. The book follows a boy named Mac on his journey to figure out who has blacked out words in a classroom copy of a book to prevent kids from reading the full story. “The novel takes a bold stand in a time of book bans and rampant censorship . . . Against the backdrop of family issues, first crushes, and the end of elementary school, this is a beacon of hope for middle grades and an object lesson in treating kids like the intelligent readers they are.”—Booklist, starred review