The YA Agenda

Happy early Valentine’s Day! Last week there came an article in the New York Times wailing that YA books don’t contain sex anymore. This was a baffling assertion on a number of fronts. The week before that, I wrote and submitted my February YA column for the wonderful blog Lady Business, in which I built a rec list of YA books where the main characters have sex and they’re fine. Because among the many things YA does well is that it sometimes models healthy decisions about sex. The kids are all right. Don’t panic.

That column is out today, so read it here!