This year, one of my favorite young adult books is under attack: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. A professor in Missouri thinks this well-written book about how a girl deals with sexual assault is pornographic. Click here for details.
That leaves me sad, angered and somewhat speechless. So below are some Banned Books Week resources and articles.
*From the New York Times, some ways to celebrate the week.
*YA author Beth Revis has this to say on the subject.
*Guest blog by Adam Russell Stephens on Shannon Mayer’s blog.
*Ingrid Sundberg shares quotes about censorship and things to do this week.
*YA authors Lisa and Laura Roecker will donate one copy of Speak for every comment on this blog post. They also talk about what this book has meant to them.
I encourage you to read books for yourself to form your own opinion. I encourage you to speak out for what you believe.