This article examines some lessons learned in an award-winning young adult book.
Are children being trained by adults to become activists? Are they qualified to take on these battles, or are they being exploited?
Are children influenced by product placements in books? Today's children have substantial purchasing power.
How much, if any, impact do product placements have on children's spending or further reading material?
Are fictional characters a reflection of our society today, or are they helping to establish a new normal?
Profanity may be normal these days, but does normal mean acceptable? Is profanity included in books for young adults?
Our youth seem to have strong political viewpoints these days. Is it from a careful study of our history and our Constitution, or are they being politicized?
In Parts 2 and 3, the question is posed as to whether children are deliberately led to specific conclusions about Palestinians and Israelis through kiddie books.