Martha Wells (marthawells) wrote,
Martha Wells

And one more article:

Young Adult Fiction Is Not All Doom and Gloom Great response to the Wall Street Journal's YA article.

We had a young man walk six miles round trip to our store once a week several summers ago. Why was he walking to our store? Because he felt safe at our store, and he was exploring his sexuality through our book recommendations. We suggested some Alex Sanchez books, and suddenly this kid didn’t feel so alone, so hopeless. Several years later his mother called us and tearfully told us that we had saved his life because he was feeling suicidal until he started reading those books. We didn’t save his life; reading about other gay teens saved his life.

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