Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Higher Power of Lucky

I've enjoyed reading all of the hoopla about The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron (this year's Newbery medal winner). The fact that I've always thought that "scrotum" is an inherently funny word makes reading about the controversy that much more entertaining.

Here are some of the blogs and articles whose commentary I most enjoyed:

People Are Stupid, Children's Literature Edition

Newbery Controversy

Statement Regarding the True Value of "Higher Power of Lucky" (by ALA)

'Scrotum' as a Children's Literary Tool, by Susan Patron

Something interesting, though - I've noticed that few of the people commenting on Lucky and Patron's scrotum use (pun intended) have actually read the book. Or if they did read the The Higher Power of Lucky, they haven't talked about anything but the first page.

Anyway, I read the book this last week and absolutely loved it. I blogged about it in detail over at The Newbery Project (see More Lucky) - and you can also read some thoughtful comments by others who have actually read the book there.

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