On the classics and YA literature

Against Walter Dean Myers and the 'dumbing down' of literature: 'Those kids' can read Homer
Alexander Nazaryan | New York Daily News | January 4, 2012

In which I gamely stick out my tongue
Shannon Hale | squeetus blog | January 16, 2012

Educator Alexander Nazarayan advocates for more focus on the classics and less on contemporary young adult fiction. Novelist Shannon Hale argues that he's missing something. The two pieces together make for an interesting point/counterpoint on teen reading.


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