Bronwyn’s Library Blog

Self-censorship is rampant and lethal

Posted by bronwynr on February 8, 2009

By Debra Lau Whelan — School Library Journal, 2/1/2009 When Barry Lyga finished writing his second young adult novel, he knew there’d be trouble. After all, Boy Toy was about a 12-year-old who has sex with a beautiful teacher twice his age, and Lyga expected it to spark letters to local papers, trigger complaints to the school board, and incite some parents to yank it off library shelves.


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