February 20, 2007

Aww, nuts

Apparently, librarians around the US and folks around the kidlitosphere are all atwitter over the "scrotum" kerfuffle surrounding the newest Newbery winner, "The Higher Power of Lucky" by children's author (and librarian), and The New York Times article about the kerfuffle. Lissa has the rundown here.

Since the farm kids in our Farm School have known the word since they were knee high to a, well, scrotum -- we spend part of every spring turning little bulls into steers (in other words, separating each from his scrotum) -- the librarians' objection reminds me of one of my favorite books when I was in high school, Cluny Brown, wherein can be found this advice: Nuts to the squirrels.

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