Booking Through Thursday: Age-Inappropriate
May 19, 2011 § 11 Comments
This weeks Booking Through Thursday asks:
In contrast to last week’s question–What do you think of censoring books BECAUSE of their intended age? Say, books too “old” for your kids to read?
As to censorship – I am against censoring books for ANY reason. A book is something that an author has put time, effort, and likely bits of their selves into. Who are we to judge and say that book should not be made available or should not be read?
As to the specific question of certain themes being ‘too old’ for kids, honestly, I think this is something thats happening a lot more in young adult and teen literature. The best example I have right now, is Hush, Hush. When I read that book, there were certain behaviors, negative behaviors, that were being glorified at different times throughout the book. I don’t think that these books should be hidden away, however, I do believe that parents should be available to discuss certain things with their children, such as the all too adult behavior being portrayed by teenagers in some books geared toward younger audiences.