I've already shared my thoughts-slash-rants on the Twenty Boy Summer issue over here, but I also have a few words about Speak, and why free access to it is so important for teens. Check it out.
The Contemps Speak Loudly
Here are some additional thoughts from fellow Contemps on the Speak Loudly fight:
- Jo Knowles: What's the Opposite of "Clean"? Part II
- Mindi Scott: #SPEAKloudly
- Lisa Schroeder: Brave writers, speak loudly and MOCKINGBIRDS ARC giveaway
After Scroggins made this fight public this weekend, so many people have stepped up to fight back. If you'd like to share anything in the comments about your own personal stance, about your thoughts on Speak, or about any other books that helped you overcome something difficult, please do so! And don't forget to enter the Wesley Scroggins Filthy Books Prize Pack giveaway for a chance to win a copy of each of the challenged books and some very naughty dark chocolate!
One more thing... can we get a group hug? You guys rock.