No 075 (2005): Access Denied: Controversy and Censorship in Young Adult Fiction
Books have produced controversy throughout history for a variety of reasons. Today, this is especially true for young adult literature. We often hear of books that are challenged due to subject matter, language, and general ideas that individuals feel are inappropriate for younger readers, and librarians should be prepared to deal with such challenges. In this issue of the YA Hotline, we have attempted to address a range of issues related to controversy over fiction written for a teen audience. We hope that you will find the information included both informative and useful.