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Another Take on “Darkness Too Visible”

As a follow up to my last post on Ms. Gurdon’s article, “Darkness Too Visible”, published on June 4, 2011 in the Wall Street Journal, I would like to refer you to a blog post by Deren Hansen, “Gurdon’s ‘Darkness Too Visible:’ A Call for Variety“.

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His take on the conflict seemed insightful and balanced, and I agree that there ought to be concern on the publishing industry’s part about dissatisfaction and disappointment on the part of parents (and teens too) in the current glut of “dark” offerings in the YA and Teen marketplace.

Previous Post – YA Fiction of Making the ‘Darkness Too Visible’

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As a middle school Reading and ESL teacher in Texas, I have fallen in love with books written for teens and young adults. My favorite books are "coming of age" stories about young people on the difficult road of self-discovery.

As a mother of four and a Christian woman, my concern is to know what is available to my own children and to my students because only the best will do for all my kids.

I am interested in providing a resource to help others make informed decisions. Teachers and parents want to know the facts so that they can intelligently discuss teen and YA books with their students and children. Teens want the facts to help them choose what they read from the bookstore and library.

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