Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What do you think?

Florida Mom Wants YA Library Books Labeled, Segregated

By Lauren Barack -- School Library Journal, 4/26/2010 2:10:00 PM

Dixie Fechtel wants to know the kinds of books her daughters check out of the local public library’s YA section. That’s why the Leesburg, FL, mom of two is pushing for labels on any book aimed at teens containing material that refer to illegal acts or what she calls “inappropriate.”
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Some material in young adult books gets pretty sophisticated – dealing with sex, drugs, violence and other tough topics. But young adult literature is some of the most exciting, well-written and thought- provoking literature being published these days. The divisions can be a little fuzzy, but the age label put on young adult material is usually "12 and up."

What do you think? Should books contain warnings like movies do? How have you and your kids decided what they're ready to read?

- Rebecca Young

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