Sunday, June 19, 2011
YA fiction has once again been in the news. Many of you have probably seen Sherman Alexie's much-forwarded rebuttal to a Wall Street Journal article written by Meghan Cox Gurdon, a regular reviewer at the WSJ. Alexie's article was touted and cheered in all the usual spots--okay, author grapevines and library blogs--apparently silencing supporters of Gurdon's position. Silencing is never productive. Speak up!
Personally, I sort of think YA literature is due to shift in other directions pretty soon. Can't say what will result, but I think something's coming.