2012 marks the 50th anniversary of publication for the Newbery Award winning book, A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle. Published in 1962 this classic stands out for a number of reasons, one of which is helping get girls and women interested in science fiction – a genre that was primarily dominated by male authors and seemed more focused on male readers. L’Engle essentially opened the door for women to explore the world of science fiction.
The New York Times has an article marking the book’s anniversary here.
We have A Wrinkle in Time here in the library if you’re interested in re-reading it, or picking it up for the first time.
We also have a number of books that look at the genre of science fiction as well as specific science fiction titles on hand here in the library if you’d like to explore the genre further. You can find them in the library catalog 🙂