The Case for Good Taste in Children’s Books

Today I wanted to share a great article from the July/August 2013 issue of Imprimis, the monthly magazine of Hillsdale College. I finally got around to reading my paper copy and found the online edition so I could post a link for you.

As homeschoolers, we are aware of the impact and importance of influences on the developing minds of our children. We nurture our kids and try to maintain their innocence a little longer. But it seems that children’s literature isn’t even safe anymore.

Some people feel it doesn’t matter what kids read, as long as they’re reading something. However, in this article, Meghan Cox Gurdon shares some shocking revelations about the increasingly dark and ugly genre of Young Adult literature – books that are aimed at readers between 12-18 years of age.

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