- Apr 5, 2020
God, I remember that.I know of at least one just cause of the stir it caused.
Amélie Wen Zhao's novel, Blood Heir
You can add The Continent to the list.
Also, there was some YA book on Kosovo, and people tried to cancel it because it had a Muslim antagonist. The irony being that the author tried to cancel former works beside.
It's also beyond YA - take American Dirt for example.
And to clarify, I don't believe that any work is above scrutiny, but, well, I'll put it this way. If you're criticizing American Dirt for depicting Latino characters poorly, that's absolutely fair criticism to make. If you're criticizing the book on the basis that the author isn't Latino? That's another story (no pun intended).