Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Book News: "The Higer Power of Lucky" gets Yucky

“This book included what I call a Howard Stern-type shock treatment just to see how far they could push the envelope.” --Dana Nilsson

The S-word? AND NO, IT AIN'T SHIT! Give me a break! This is ridiculous! If it was truly offensive Susan Patron's book wouldn't have won the Newbery Medal! Times are changing, six year olds are dressing like skanks and every library should have this delightfully sounding book.

An award-winning children’s book about a ten-year-old girl seeking answers about life has provoked an uproar in America because it uses the s- word on the first page.

Curious as to what the s-word is? Read the rest of the article here...

4 comments:

Shannon & Aaron said...

The fact that librarians are objecting to this book because of the word scrotum is ridiculous and sad. It's a medical term, people!!! It's not as if they are even real literary critics, all they really have to know is the alphabet and how to count and their job is done!

Kim said...

I'd just like to know where all these moms get the energy to protest their local libraries! Don't they have better things to do! The book has been out for awhile now!

Lindsey Lou said...

Shannon, I hope that you were joking about that librarian comment, because that was pretty rude. And untrue.

Kim said...

It is called Library Science! And it does involve a Master's degree in library science AND another Master's degree in a different subject.

I'd be curious to know how many people can actully use the Dewey Decimal System these days!