Posted on August 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Book controversies aren't always about the quest to ban certain titles.

Take these two posts that caught our eye this week:

Bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson has weighed in on the recent moves to rewrite some children's books.

She told the Guardian that while adult books should be left alone, she thinks it's appropriate to remove dated or inappropriate language in children's books because younger readers lack "a sense of history" to understand the linguistic context.

The other post takes on an issue around more modern literature — the avid fandom surrounding hockey romance.

Jeffrey Davies doesn't take issue with the novels or some of their fans, but rather with the BookTokers whose passion isn't confined to just fictional hockey players.

His essay at BookRiot condemns what he describes as the "toxicity" of hockey romance BookTok.

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