Grace Lapointe

Grace Lapointe’s fiction has been published in Kaleidoscope, Deaf Poets Society, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. Her essays have appeared in Wordgathering, Grub Street’s Why I Write series, The Body is not an Apology, and on Monstering’s blog. A poem was recently published in Wordgathering. Her stories and essays—including ones that she wrote as a college student—have been taught and cited in college courses and books. More of her work is at https://gracelapointe.wordpress.com/ and https://medium.com/@gracelapointe.

A Disability Rights Perspective on Lisbeth Salander

How the intersecting systems of mental health, social services, and criminal justice have failed Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

The Complex Trauma Bond at the Heart of MY DARK VANESSA

Taking a close look at the trauma bond, depictions of sexual assault, and the victim of assault in Kate Elizabeth Russell’s MY DARK VANESSA.

SNOWPIERCER and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Fan Theories

Taking a look at the fan theory that the SNOWPIERCER adaptation is secretly a dark sequel to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

The Connection Between Jane Austen’s EMMA and AMÉLIE

Taking a look at the striking similarities between Jane Austen's EMMA and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's AMÉLIE, as well as the protagonists' differences.

What Was Up With the Body Swapping Trend?

A reader on a '90s book series for young readers that shone a new and ableist light on the body swapping trend in books and other media.

Madeline Miller’s Books Deepened My Appreciation for Greek Mythology

How one reader who struggled to enjoy stories from Greek mythology gained an interest in these tales thanks to the works of Madeline Miller.

10 Fascinating Books By or About Child Prodigies

Get to know the smart fictional and real young people in books or behind them with these enthralling books by or about child prodigies.

16 Insightful Quotes from A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN

16 inspiring and insightful quotes from A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN.

What Magical Objects Would You Want to Own?

What magical objects from speculative fiction do you covet? Has it changed over your life?

Regina Spektor’s Literary Songs

The literary songs of Regina Spektor.

How Trauma Bonds Drive the BROKEN EARTH Trilogy

How N.K. Jemisin's BROKEN EARTH trilogy parallels real-world colonialism and racism and produces complex relationships with huge power imbalances.

6 Powerful Books By Disabled Authors

The disabled community is so diverse that it’s especially important to publish and read #OwnVoices books by disabled authors with various disabilities.

Sweeney Todd: Attend the (Completely Fictional!) Tale

Get a closer look at the origins of SWEENEY TODD, including its history and rumors surrounding the tale of the demon barber of Fleet Street.

No One Should Be Asked to Prove Their Humanity

Taking a look at Kazuo Ishiguro's NEVER LET ME GO, and how the dystopian theme of proving one's humanity intersects with our reality.

How the American Girl Series Shaped My Reading, Imagination, and Humor

A reader on discovering the American Girls series based on the dolls, and what those books taught her about history, imagination, and more.