On the scale of dumb...

Truly, nothing could be as dumb as claiming the children's book Arthur's Birthday "damages [children's] souls", but this comes close: apparently, some library in Indiana has decided to move Indianapolis author John Green's best-selling novel The Fault in Our Stars from the Young Adult section to the Adult section. This is part of the Hamilton East Public Library’s new policy to review materials available in their children and teen sections in order to ensure the books are “age appropriate.” The fact that this is a novel ABOUT teenagers, written FOR teenagers, and really only enjoyed BY teenagers, apparently doesn't make it teen-appropriate by default.
Posted by: Julianka


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