The Censorship of "The Higher Power of Lucky"
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This paper focuses on censorship and children's books, with a focus on the work "The Higher Power of Lucky". The paper notes how this story upset some librarians because of the author use of anatomical terminology. It further questions whether librarians have the right to ban a book because it has a word or to that relates to sex.
From the Paper:"Should the word "scrotum" cause a Newberry Medal children's book to be banned from libraries? Should a teacher be fired for taking students to a library after receiving permission from the principal? Do librarians have the right to ban a book because it has a word or to that relates to sex? Or, are these related incidents of censorship? The focus of this paper is to discuss the censorship of a Newberry Medal children's book, "The Highest Power of Lucky," by Susan Patron. Censorship of books is wrong, especially when the book is being banned due to one word or phrase."
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