Monday, June 13, 2011

Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood

There's a great article about the content on YA books here:

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/06/09/why-the-best-kids-books-are-written-in-blood/?fb_ref=article_top&fb_source=home_multiline

What do you think? Where's the line for "appropriate" YA content?

3 comments:

Emily White said...

That's a great article!

I don't think there's ever a "line" for appropriate content. I think we should give kids what they need. Period.

I suffered from serious depression growing up and my release was in books. I escaped in fanciful worlds of pretty fairies and noble elves. I chose to find the happier novels, but I see how many young adults need and crave the darker themes to take away their feelings of utter loneliness. In fact, I read those "darker" novels now because they're a part of my therapy now, too. I like that I have the option to read to escape or read to be grounded in reality.

I don't think we should ever put a line over that. And I'm glad so many people are speaking up.

Disgruntled Bear (Kate Kaynak) said...

Well said, Emily!

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