Tag Archives | Censorship

Sex in YA

I sometimes get stymied on what I should write for PubCrawl. A writing topic? A publishing topic? A something other topic? When I’m stuck, I often put out a call on Twitter, and thankfully, Twiter came through for me yet again. What about writing sex in YA? —Megan What about writing sex in YA indeed? Can you write it? How much can you write? What’s considered appropriate? Is there something that distinguishes writing sex in […]


Gatekeeper vs Censorship

by Rachel Seigel This week we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Banned Books week, and I find myself once again pondering the fine line that we (meaning booksellers/buyers/teachers/librarians) walk between being a “gatekeeper” and censoring. Thousands of books are published every year, and as much as I’d love to simply select anything that looks interesting for my showroom, I have limited space and budget, and I have to carefully consider each book that I choose […]