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“Looking for Alaska” delves into teenage suicide

John Green's Looking for Alaska has drawn mixed reviews from its largely teenage audience, who either love it or hate it.
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Jean M. Auel’s books challenged for its depiction of sexual practices

Jean M. Auel's "Earth 's Children" series is set in Europe during the Upper Paleolithic era, after the date of the first ceramics discovered, but before the last advance of glaciers. The books focus on the period of co-existenc...
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Missing the point on “Persepolis”

The attempt to ban Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis from Chicago schools awoke immediate protest among students, teachers, parents, and free speech advocates such as CBLDF. The circumstances behind the ban are still unclear, but ...
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Challenges to “Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark”

In addition to the "Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark," Schwartz authored more than fifty books dedicated to and dealing with topics such as folklore and word play, many of which were intended for young readers.
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Controversy continues over Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”

Challengers to Toni Morrison's "Beloved" have called it "a fictitious account" set upon a real-life backdrop of slavery and charged that it contained "gratuitous language, violence and sex acts that provided no historical conte...
by News Staff



“Thirteen Reasons Why” tackles teen suicide

In Jay Asher's debut novel "Thirteen Reasons Why," the author tackles the issue of teen suicide.
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Werewolves rule in “Blood and Chocolate”

In "Blood and Chocolate" the character Vivian Gandillon relishes the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf.
by News Staff