Friday, November 19, 2004

Books for kids with crazy parents

Jessa Crispin at Bookslut calls my attention to this article about a parent who was shocked to find that her seventh grade daughter had brought an X-Men comic book home from the library. To be fair, the kid is a special-ed student - Charlotte's Web may be an appropriate choice for her reading ability. The kid's mother is clearly out of touch, though; she cites Judy Blume as an example of an author whose books don't include "derogatory language, erotic images . . . talk of molestation [and promotion of] violence." Everyone can be satisfied here; the librarian should give Ashley a copy of Forever!
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