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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Higher power of lucky

A new upset has hit the world of childrens literature. On the first page of “The Higher Power of Lucky,” by Susan Patron, this year’s winner of the John Newbery Medal, the most prestigious award in children’s literature, appears the word “scrotum”. The uproar is outlined in a New York Times article With One Word, Children’s Book Sets Off Uproar. And so the book must be banned in case it corrupts the land of the free.

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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