Articles by Deborah DeGroff

Dark, Twisted, Disturbing, and Implausible

Are fictional characters a reflection of our society today, or are they helping to establish a new normal?

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In Such a Time as This

Many libraries and bookstores are closed. Are e-books the answer?

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Gutter Language

Profanity may be normal these days, but does normal mean acceptable? Is profanity included in books for young adults?

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influence of childrens books

Things to Ponder

If children read children’s/young adult books with pervasive profanity, violence, and/or graphic sex, it’s not supposed to have any adverse affects on them at all.

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