Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Arts Journal - Words

Twitter Vigilantes Poison Social Media Discussion Of Young Adult Novels

“Led by a group of influential authors who pull no punches when it comes to calling out their colleagues’ work, and amplified by tens of thousands of teen and young-adult followers for whom online activism is second nature, the campaigns to keep offensive books off shelves” – often waged by people who haven’t read the novel they’re condemning – “are a regular feature in a community that’s as passionate about social justice as it is about reading.”

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