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Education - Children's and young adult's literature

The value of YA literature

From: Radical Reads 2 by Joni Richards Bodart (pp.xxi-xxiii)

"Today's YA literature is controversial because it reflects reality, in all of its ugliness and all of its beauty...It's controversial because it's incredibly well written...It's controversial because it makes adults uncomfortable...It's controversial because it changes lives and empowers teens--they read it and respond to it."

From: Radical Reads 2 by Joni Richards Bodart (pp.xxi-xxiii)

"Today's YA literature is controversial because it reflects reality, in all of its ugliness and all of its beauty...It's controversial because it's incredibly well written...It's controversial because it makes adults uncomfortable...It's controversial because it changes lives and empowers teens--they read it and respond to it."