Young adult literature is for teenagers, and it honors their experience going through the torture that is adolescence.
This article talks about the troublesome approach to labeling everything YA, when there is a clear difference between YA books and Middle grade fiction. There are different themes, lessons, and problem-solving scenarios that are relevant to different ages. it can’t all be lumped together and still be appropriate.
Source: There Is A Difference Between Middle Grade and Young Adult Lit, and It Does Matter By Sarah Hannah Gómez
If you weren’t aware of the controversy surrounding The Black Witch by Laurie Forest, you should read this.
It’s an important article about quality writing in an age of outcry about diversity and racism.
Fast disappearing from schools are internet “lock and block” policies that keep students off social media and restrict them to carefully curated websites. Even with sophisticated filters and firewalls
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