Children’s Books: What’s Acceptable?

The question of what is and isn’t deemed acceptable in children’s literature has been running for years from “Where the Wild Things Are” (pictured) to Kevin Brooks’ “The Bunker Diary.” Teen author Rebecca Westcott argues that children should self-police the books they read. I was lucky: my parents didn’t censor what I wanted to read as a child. Unlike some of my other friends, who had to resort to secret strategems (putting “Psycho” between kid-lit covers) to indulge in their favorite fare.

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