Keynote Announcement: Maia Kobabe

Maia Kobabe is the author of Gender Queer, an acclaimed graphic novel that won the ALA Alex Award and Stonewall-Israel Fishman Award. Famous as it is infamous, Gender Queer earned the top spot for the most challenged book in 2021-22 for “sexually explicit” and LGBTQIA+ content, according to the American Library Association. Kobabe has become a voice for the LGBT community, and the text has become an anchor in conversations about trans and gender queer people, nonnormative sexuality, and censorship in libraries and schools. Kobabe’s work is also featured in various comic anthologies, including Tabula Idem: A Queer Tarot Comic Anthology, Rolled and Told Vol. 2, and Faster Than Light, Y’all. 

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