Margaret Kingsbury

Margaret Kingsbury grew up in a house so crammed with books she couldn’t open a closet door without a book stack tumbling, and she’s brought that same decorative energy to her adult life. Margaret has an MA in English with a concentration in writing and has worked as a bookseller and adjunct English professor. She’s currently a freelance writer and editor, and in addition to Book Riot, her pieces have appeared in School Library Journal, BuzzFeed News, The Lily, Parents, StarTrek.com, and more. She particularly loves children’s books, fantasy, science fiction, horror, graphic novels, and any books with disabled characters. You can read more about her bookish and parenting shenanigans in Book Riot’s twice-weekly The Kids Are All Right newsletter. You can also follow her kidlit bookstagram account @BabyLibrarians, or on Twitter @AReaderlyMom.

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100 Must-Read SFF Short Story Collections

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A new Ursula Le Guin adaptation is in the works.

‘Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less’: Literary Activists of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement

Some of the best feminist writers of the U.S. suffrage movement.

Poetry Through the Generations

How a reader's family visit revealed a passion for poetry that spans generations.

Teaching Students Who Hate Reading

One college composition course on dealing with students who have learned to hate books and reading.