And as you might have feared, the news ain’t good …

L.A. School District Tells Librarians: You’re Not Teachers

Because that will make it easier to get rid of them, of course.

Darkness Too Visible – Contemporary fiction for teens is rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity. Why is this considered a good idea?

Hoo-Boy.  Why do I have a feeling that we’re going to have many more book challenges and bans in the future?  The writer of that article and about 80% of the commenters so far seem to be pretty much in agreement that modern young adult novels suck, and we should all be giving our teenagers copies of My Side of the Mountain and novels by Robert Heinlein.  [Really?  Robert Heinlein?]  Anyway, if you’d like some librarian perspectives on this article, you can check out this post from Agnostic, Maybe and this post from A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy.