Maureen Johnson podcast

I’m delighted that Meghan Cox Gurdon’s recent condemnation of dark young adult novels did not go unchallenged. Fortunately, the blogosphere rallied to defend literature that may be dark, but is relevant to many young people’s experiences (self-harm, drug use, rape, suicide, etc.).  For some young readers, such literature may offer eye-opening insights, or even be a life-saver.  To hear more on the subject, you may want check out the following podcast with Maureen Johnson, who has been a strong advocate for young adult literature.

http://www.whyy.org/podcast/070611_110630.mp3