Honoring the late Ursula K. Le Guin


To the average news follower author Ursula K. Le Guin was known as a science fiction and fantasy writer, but to her devoted fans she was an author who used the genre to spotlight topics that interested her, such as anthropology, environmentalism, psychology and sociology. Le Guin leaves behind a canon of award winning works for both adults and children and her writings are just as meaningful today as the day they were published. She was awarded many awards such as the World Fantasy Award, a Nebula Award, and the Newbery Award. Below is a list of some of her most well-known children’s and young adult literature.



Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two children with kind hands.


The Tombs of Atuan

A wizard enters the underground domain of Ahra, high priestess of the Powers of the Earth, in an attempt to steal her palace’s greatest treasure.



When a young man in the Uplands blinds himself rather than use his gift of “unmaking”–a violent talent shared by members of his family–he upsets the precarious balance of power among rival, feuding families, each of which has a strange and deadly talent of its own.



Young Memer takes on a pivotal role in freeing her war-torn homeland from its oppressive captors.


Tom Mouse

When Tom Mouse hops on a train and sets out to see the world, he encounters a very special human who accepts him as a travel companion.


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