Monday, February 19, 2007
The Higher Power of Lucky Controversy
The Newbery award winner for 2007 is facing quite the controversy. Apparently a male body part is mentioned in the book. Of course this is one of those body parts that adults think is an "unmentionable." You can read the article in the NY Times here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/18/books/18newb.html. I have not read the book yet. It just arrived from Amazon.com the other day. It's next on my list. I'll write more once I've read the book. For the record, fourth graders in my area are taught the correct names of their body parts in family life class. Is anyone gasping--really, it's okay for children to know the real names for their body parts.