YA fiction has once again been in the news. Many of you have probably seen Sherman Alexie’s much-forwarded rebuttal to a Wall Street Journal article written by Meghan Cox Gurdon, a regular reviewer at the WSJ. Alexie’s article was touted and cheered in all the usual spots–okay, author grapevines and library blogs–apparently silencing supporters of Gurdon’s position. Silencing is never productive. Speak up!

Personally, I sort of think YA literature is due to shift in other directions pretty soon. Can’t say what will result, but I think something’s coming.