Nancy Garden





Nancy Garden

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born
in Boston, The United States
May 15, 1938

died
June 23, 2014

gender
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A versatile writer, Nancy Garden has published books for children as well as for teens, nonfiction as well as fiction. But her novel Annie on My Mind, the story of two high school girls who fall in love with each other, has brought her more attention than she wanted when it was burned in front of the Kansas City School Board building in 1993 and banned from school library shelves in Olathe, Kansas, as well as other school districts. A group of high school students and their parents in Olathe had to sue the school board in federal district court in order to get the book back on the library shelves. Today the book is as controversial as ever, in spite of its being viewed by many as one of the most important books written for teens in the past...more


Average rating: 3.92 · 24,805 ratings · 1,262 reviews · 33 distinct works · Similar authors
Annie on My Mind
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 18,909 ratings — published 1982 — 15 editions
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Good Moon Rising
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 668 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Endgame
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 513 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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The Year They Burned the Books
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 279 ratings — published 1999
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Dove and Sword: A Novel of ...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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My Sister, the Vampire
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Prisoner of Vampires
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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Holly's Secret
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2000
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“There’s a Greek legend—no, it’s in something Plato wrote—about how true lovers are really two halves of the same person. It says that people wander around searching for their other half, and when they find him or her, they are finally whole and perfect. The thing that gets me is that the story says that originally all people were really pairs of people, joined back to back, and that some of the pairs were man and man, some woman and woman, and others man and woman. What happened was that all of these double people went to war with the gods, and the gods, to punish them, split them all in two. That’s why some lovers are heterosexual and some are homosexual, female and female, or male and male.”
Nancy Garden, Annie on My Mind

“The thing about mountains is that you have to keep on climbing them, and that it's always hard, but there's a view from top every time when you finally get there.”
Nancy Garden, Annie on My Mind

“The 1st day, I stood in the kitchen leaning against the counter watching Annie feed the cats, and I knew I wanted to do that forever.”
Nancy Garden, Annie on My Mind
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