Censorship for Me, Penelope

By ALEX IRVINE  |  March 4, 2009

Jahn-Clough is ambivalent about the experience of joining the hallowed company of banned YA authors, which has in the past included writers as diverse as Judy Blume, Maurice Sendak, Robert Cormier, and J.K. Rowling. "It is a strange thrill to have a book challenged — it's nice to know that people are at least noticing it, and it does put the title on some new lists, almost like a badge of honor," she says. "What bothers me is that it actually got banned and now no one in that school district has access to it, even if they were 'mature readers.'"

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