南希·加登

    南希·加登是美国儿童和青少年小说作家,最著名的作品是女同性恋小说《我心中的安妮》。2003年,她获得了美国图书馆协会颁发的玛格丽特·爱德华兹奖,表彰了她一生为青少年写作所做的贡献,仅以安妮为例。

南希·加登(Nancy Garden)名言

When I was growing up as a young lesbian in the '50s, I looked in vain for books about my people. I did find some paperbacks with lurid covers in the local bus station, but they ended with the gay character's committing suicide, dying in a car crash, being sent to a mental hospital, or 'turning' heterosexual.

在50年代年轻的女同性恋时代,我徒劳地寻找有关我的人民的书籍. 我确实在当地的汽车站发现了一些装满平装书套的平装书,但最后以男同性恋者自杀,死于车祸,被送往精神病院或“转身”异性恋告终.

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I think kids in every minority need to see people like themselves in books; that's an acknowledgment of their existence on this planet and in this society.

我认为每个少数民族的孩子都需要在书本上看到喜欢自己的人. 这是对他们在这个星球和这个社会中的存在的承认.

南希·加登

I write for young people because I like them and because I think they are important. Children's books can be mind-stretchers and imagination-ticklers and builders of good taste in a way that adult books cannot, because young people usually come to books with more open minds. It's exciting to be able to contribute to that in a small way.

我为年轻人写信是因为我喜欢他们,因为我认为他们很重要. 儿童读物可能会让人发狂,难以想象,并且会成为品味良好的建设者,而成人读物则无法,因为年轻人通常会更加开放地思考. 能够以较小的方式做出贡献是令人兴奋的.

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My writing books with positive gay characters has come more out of anger than anything else: anger at not having been able to find honest, accurate books about people like myself as a teen, books that show we're as diverse as straight people and that we can lead happy, healthy, productive lives just as straight people can.

我写有积极的同性恋角色的书更多是出于愤怒:没有找到关于像我这样的青少年的诚实准确的书的愤怒,那些表明我们像异性恋人那样多样化的书

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My coming out, like most people's, was and is a gradual process - for no matter how out one is, there are always situations when one's with people who don't know, and one has the choice or, sometimes, the necessity of coming out to them.

和大多数人一样,我的出行过去是而且是一个渐进的过程-因为无论出什么程度,总是有一个人与不认识的人在一起,而人有选择的机会,有时甚至是有必要出门的情况

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