And don’t you DARE say, “Oh it’s just a children’s book.” Or “Kids don’t know any better.” Or “You can’t hold YA fiction to the standards of…”
Stop. Just stop. That’s such bullshit that it’s an insult to the word ‘bullshit.’ Kid’s books should be just as good as any other books. No. They should be held to a *higher* standard than other literature for the same reason that we take extra care with children’s food.
The fact is, what you feed your kids is important, and that includes what they put in their heads as well as what they put in their bellies.