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emily m. danforth
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emily m. danforth's novel--THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST--won the Montana Book Award, two High Plains Book Awards, and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the American Library Association's William C Morris YA Debut Award.

emily has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana and a PhD in English-Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She lives with her wife in Providence where she teaches creative writing and literature at Rhode Island College.

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My Letter to the Members of the Cape Henlopen School Board About Their Censorship of my Great Big Gay-YA Novel

(8) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 3:17 PM

On June 12, members of the Cape Henlopen (Delaware) school board voted 6-1 to remove my LGBTQ YA novel, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, from their summer reading program for college prep and honors students. The reason they gave: "inappropriate language." Pages and pages of it, they said.

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Growing Up Gay in the 1990s: Has That Much Changed for Today's Gay Youth?

(7) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 7:31 PM

Sometimes when people ask me why I write, I tell them that it's because I grew up gay (very gay) way out in the middle of cowboy country in the windswept and dusty badlands of eastern Montana. I don't know that this answer is very satisfying to anyone. Sometimes people...

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