One Texas school district has taken book banning to an entirely new level. Author Richelle Mead holds the distinction to perhaps be the only author ever to have a book banned... before it was even written.
Some call my books edgy; others say they're dark. They do explore tough subject matter -- addiction, abuse, thoughts of suicide, teen prostitution. But they bring young adult readers a broader perspective.
One of my favorite childhood books was Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle. I've the original book and as a young teacher realized that it was... um... horribly... racist and so kept it home and did not recommend it.