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The Benefit of Banned Books

February 3, 2017

Pediatrician and New York Times blogger Perri Klass believes challenged books can benefit both parents and children.

In the United States, books are frequently challenged when adults fear their possible corrupting influence. Klass argues, though, that challenged or banned books can be a resource for parents to teach young readers about the world and about other people. 

When your children read books that have been challenged or banned, you have a double opportunity as a parent; you can discuss the books themselves, and the information they provide, and you can also talk about why people might find them troubling. (NY Times)

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