Controversy over use of "scrotum" in children's book

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Controversy over use of "scrotum" in children's book

Feb 22 2007

Controversy is swarming over the Newbery Award winning book, The Higher Power of Lucky, written by public librarian Susan Patron, about a 10-year-old girl, which contains the anatomically correct word "scrotum". The furor seemed so ridiculous that BookBrowse has held off making a "news" story about it, but now that the New York Times has deemed it fit to run a front page story on the issue, here are a few links for BookBrowse visitors to read the backstory to this debate.... Susan Patron responds (2/15/2007). Publishers Weekly article (2/22/2007).

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