Young Adult Lit

YA Author Keith Gray’s Wise Words on Book Censorship

By |2019-02-25T12:38:50-04:00October 11th, 2012|Blog|

During Banned Books Week last week, the PEN American Center featured an essay on the topic of book censorship and young adult readers by author Keith Gray. In his article, Gray talks about how he is frequently worrying about, not his teen readers, but the gatekeepers. Gatekeepers are basically any adult who might be on the road between the teen [...]

Rejection in Fremont, Year 3 and Dealing With Life Through Good Books

By |2019-03-07T21:56:38-04:00July 11th, 2012|Blog|

The San Francisco Bay area is not the likeliest location for a censorship debate. Or one would think, at least. The area had already come up in our censorship battles lately, but more as the Magical Free Expression Castle on the Coast. San Francisco is the home of Todd Parr, author of the recently-censored The Family Book and Patricia Polacco's embroiled In [...]