Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Censorship in YA

The American Booksellers Association's Winter Institute 8 wrapped up yesterday, and one of the big topics was censorship in YA novels. It's a topic that comes up fairly frequently, particularly as YA authors continue to address disturbing (but real) topics with increasing frankness.

One speaker was Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. He wrote an excellent essay in the Wall Street Journal last year called "Why the Best Kids Books are Written in Blood."

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