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When Children Weep

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“Atticus.” Aunt Alexandra’s eyes were anxious. “You are the last person I thought would turn bitter over this.” “I’m not bitter, just tired. I’m going to bed.” “Atticus.” said Jem bleakly. He turned in the doorway. “What, son?” “How could they do it, how could they?” “I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did

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Teens should be embarrassed to read adult literature

    This week Ruth Graham wrote an article for Slate titled “Against YA” claiming that adults should be embarrassed to read Young Adult (YA)  or children’s fiction. Not since the Patriot Act have you seen librarians this angry. Graham describes YA in terms such as simple, worthy of eye rolling, uniform, uncritical, and immature. Words that enraged many readers, authors, and educators

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