Emma Straub Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Emma Straub Wiki, Biography

The Katy Independent School District, a school in Texas, has canceled a scheduled visit by New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub after learning she used “obscene language” on social media. She was invited to read her first children’s picture book, Very Many Hats, to kindergarteners and first graders.

The elementary school uninvited her a day before the event, as many parents complained about how Emma Straub used explicit language on social media. The email informing parents and teachers of the canceled visitation read:

“The visit was intended as an opportunity to visit a children’s book author who wrote Very Many Hats and learn about the writing process. However, it has come to our attention that this author has regularly used inappropriate and obscene language on their social media platforms, specifically the repeated use of the ‘F’ word. This type of language, as you know, does not align with the values of our school and community.”

Emma Straub has been a bestselling author of many of her books including This Time Tomorrow, All Adults Here, The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married.

Prior to canceling Emma Straub’s visit, Katy ISD also canceled a scheduled visit from Jerry Craft in October 2022

Texas media house Chron reported that Emma Straub’s visit is not the first Katy ISD has cancelled. In October 2022, the school also canceled a scheduled event by award-winning author and cartoonist Jerry Craft.

It also removed Craft’s books from his libraries after parents complained they professed “critical race theory.” Parents are now reacting to Emma Straub’s canceled visit, as one shared a screenshot of the email received by the school, informing them of the canceled event:

In addition, the mother also shared an image of Straub’s tweet on May 24, 2022, where she mentions the “F-Word” multiple times. However, Emma responded to the parent’s comment, tweeting that the only “F-words” in her supposed performance were “funny, cat-like sentiments.”

The Texas school apologized for the misunderstanding and inconvenience caused in its email, adding: “Making sure we are consistently modeling appropriate behaviors and expectations for our students, both in the classroom and through other opportunities on campus, is a high priority.”

Straub’s books have been published in more than 20 languages.

Emma Straub, a New York Times bestselling author, has written several books that have been loved by millions. Plus, she’s just published three picture books, the first of many, Very Many Hats.

Most of her books have been published in more than 20 languages and she has received multiple awards for her writing. On the personal front for her, Straub is married to Michael Fusco-Straub, a graphic designer, and the couple have two children. The couple also owns a bookstore in Brooklyn, called Books Are Magic.

Straub is reportedly the daughter of horror-thriller writer Peter Straub. The award-winning author completed her education at the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, Saint Ann’s School, Oberlin College, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.