The battle over teen fiction
A recent Wall Street Journal article that criticized young adult fiction for being rife with violence and depravity has raised hackles among readers, novelists, and the publishing industry. Midmorning speaks with an author and a librarian about the controversy.
- Andrew Smith: Author of several young adult novels. His latest is "The Marbury Lens."
- Karen MacPherson: Children's/teen librarian at the Takoma Park, Maryland Library. She also writes a weekly column on children's and teen books for Scripps Howard News Service.