Author R.J. Palacio (Wonder author) wrote a letter to the school system that disinvited Phil Bildner in defense of Bildner and positive literature on hard topics. Here’s the link to the letter.
I don’t write YA or middle stories (stories for kids), but I do remember reading lots of books when I was a kid. Now I appreciate authors like Ezra Jack Keats and Judy Blume more. Their books showed me that society isn’t all male, white, and without problems. Partly due to their books, I feel like I can function and be productive in this society. Censoring to shield kids from differing points of view limits kids and their potential for adaptation and acceptance (sometimes self-acceptance).