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?
I’m a librarian, so my answer is probably obvious. Kids get exposed to so much these days in so many formats. In my opinion it’s best that the “inappropriate” material be encountered first in books where the approach can be more thoughtful and deeper. Challenging books need to be on the shelves of libraries where young people can access them without being judged or spied on so that they can get answers to questions that they can’t ask aloud. If they are old enough to ask the questions, they are old enough to read the answers.
See more answers to this question at this week’s Booking Through Thursday.