Arnon Grunberg


The Higher Power of Lucky

The New York Times reports:

'The word “scrotum” appears on the first page of “The Higher Power of Lucky,” by Susan Patron, this year’s winner of the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious award in children’s literature.

The inclusion of the word has prompted some school librarians to pledge they will ban the book, and reopened the debate over what constitutes acceptable content in children’s books.

What do you think?'

Let me guess.

I would say: thank god that some decent librarians are willing to protect defenseless children from the word “scrotum”.
Without these librarians who would be able to feel enlightened anymore?

But feel free to join the debate. Here or on the site of the New York Times.