I enjoy cross-over work especially when it is music crossover into reading. And I have a soft-spot for piano. This is Amanda Palmer on Judy Blume, a writer who has had an enormous impact writing clearly on growing from a child to adult. Clear, gritty, honest.
From her Wikiepedia article:
Publishing her first novel in 1969, Blume was one of the first authors to write YA novels about topics that some still consider to be taboo including masturbation, menstruation, teen sex, birth control, and death. She was a catalyst for the movement of controversial topics being expressed in children’s and/or YA literature. Blume expressed how adults were not honest with her about this information she shares with her readers. This has led to criticism from individuals and groups that would like to see her books banned. This controversy has led to the American Library Association (ALA) naming Blume as one of the most frequently challenged authors of the 21st century