Educators, parents, and students, this is where you find cool resources that work alongside my books.
Scroll to see educator and activity guides for all my work, starting with Middle Grade titles. Thank you for the work you do and remember, I'm a Zoom call away from your classroom if your students want to have a chat!
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Join the Fight for your Right to Read
Your Voice Matters
It is no secret that special interest groups, politicians, and school boards all over the country are targeting young people of color and those in the LGBTQ+ community by challenging, banning, and removing books that help those students and their families feel seen and included in their schools and communities. These bans are attempting to make bigoted voices the loudest in our communities. Well-trained and experienced librarians and teachers are trying their best to do the jobs they were trained to do. Parents are fighting to keep inclusion. But they are often outnumbered at meetings by a vocal minority. As we have seen in many of these battles, it’s going to take passionate student voices to stop a small yet loud group of people from limiting our education and from hurting students of color and those who identify as LGBTQ+.
Young people—your voice matters more than ever. And we need you to speak up for your friends and classmates. ❤️
Click below for a sample letter to your school board. Copy and paste and fill in your relevant details. Don’t be scared. Your school board was elected to serve YOU, not the special interests of random adults in your community who are using your schools and your education as a political battleground.
As time goes on, I will continue to provide resources like these letters so you can help your community stay safe for your friends and welcoming to all types of students—which is how public schools should be.
Attack of the Black Rectangles Reading Guide
Click here to download the official reading Guide for Attack of the Black Rectangles.
Amy Sarig King
(It's my Middle Grade codename!)
Why have two different names?
I promise--it's not to confuse anyone. It just made sense that my books for older teens and adults be separate from books for younger readers, because I plan on writing for younger and younger readers as time goes on.
Stay tuned as this area of my website grows. For now, click on the button below to find a comprehensive Reader Discussion Guide for both ME AND MARVIN GARDENS and THE YEAR WE FELL FROM SPACE.
Discussion Guides for YA Books
Download the DIG Discussion Guide HERE.
Download the I CRAWL THROUGH IT Discussion Guide HERE.
Download the GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE Discussion Guide HERE.
Download the REALITY BOY Discussion Guide HERE.
Download the ASK THE PASSENGERS Discussion Guide HERE.
Download the EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS Discussion Guide HERE.
Download the PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ Discussion Guide HERE.
Download the THE DUST OF 100 DOGS Discussion Guide HERE.
Peer Reviewed Papers about A.S. King's Work: an Incomplete List
Adultism at the Root of Youth Maltreatment in A. S. King’s Still Life with Tornado by Nourhene Dziri
Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It: Cy Twombly’s Dionysian Scribbles in A. S. King’s Still Life with Tornado by Jeffrey Babbitt
Walking a Mile in Our Own Skin: Whiteness in A.S. King’s Dig by Sophia Sarigianides and Carlin Borsheim-Black
If you have a link to add to this list, send it to me!
English versions of Amy's books are available for sale worldwide. But translations are hit or miss.
THE DUST OF 100 DOGS (Flux, Feb 2009) (Translation: Italian)
PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ (Knopf, Fall 2010) (Translation: German, Spanish language Mex/LA, Turkish, Korean, Portuguese/Brazil, Slovakian) 2018 Aus/NZ release
EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS (Little, Brown, Fall 2011) (Translation: German educational in English, Portuguese, Brazil/world)
ASK THE PASSENGERS (Little, Brown, Fall 2012) (Translation: Portuguese, Brazil/world)
REALITY BOY (Little, Brown 2013) (Translation: Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Brazil/world)
GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE (Little, Brown, Fall 2014) (Translation: Portuguese, Brazil/world, Spanish world, Turkish)
I CRAWL THROUGH IT (Little, Brown, 2015) (Who has the guts to translate this book?)
STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO (Dutton, Fall 2016) 2017 Aus/NZ release (Translation: Turkish)
ME AND MARVIN GARDENS (AAL, Spring 2017) (Translation: Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
DIG. (Dutton, Spring 2019) AUS/NZ release 2019. (Translation: German, Slovakian)
THE YEAR WE FELL FROM SPACE (Scholastic , 2019) (Translation: TK)
SWITCH (Dutton, Spring 2021) AUS/NZ release 2021. (Translation: TK)
ATTACK OF THE BLACK RECTANGLES (Scholastic, 2022)
Large print, library binding, audio, and many other formats available.
The Dust of 100 Dogs
I Crawl Through It
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Everybody Sees the Ants
Official Reading Guide
Teachers! Book clubs! Here is a link to download the official Reading Guide for ATTACK OF THE BLACK RECTANGLES.