“A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.”
-- Library Bill of Rights --
What may be deemed a controversial topic for one family, may be a reality for another family.
Is it bad to expose your kids to scary things?
What’s right for one isn’t for another. Some parents will hold back entirely, others will let go entirely.
Age Appropriate Reading - Scales on Censorship
What a child borrows from the library is between the parent and child. It’s not the role of the teacher or librarian to judge a parent’s decision—or to police what students borrow.
How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects
In a world where even little kids learn about horrific subjects, it's important for parents to put things in perspective, field questions, and search for answers together.
How Banning Books Marginalizes Children
When librarians and teachers reject works that may be “emotionally inappropriate” for children (a common reason), they’re adhering to the traditional and mostly prevailing view that children’s literature should avoid controversial topics.
How Reading Aloud Can Help You Bond With Your Kids
19 Minute Listen from NPR.