Books for Teens Are Celebrated—and Censored

| 10/25/2007 4:58:37 PM

As October draws to a close, so does "31 Flavorite Authors for Teens," a celebration of books for young adults sponsored by readergirlz and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The event highlights popular books written for teens and hosts an online forum for readers to chat with writers like Carolyn Mackler (The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things) and Gaby Triana (Cubanita).

But as the teen-lit market grows, writes Andrea Bronson for Women's eNews, more of these books face challenges or outright bans by schools and libraries. Books written for young women can be particularly easy targets—because they often involve issues of teenage girls' sexuality—despite the fact that they resonate with readers. —Julie Dolan


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