Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ann Wentworth Gets Fan Mail

Where Retiring Guy attended school in 1962
(Where the library used to be located.)

Link to April 28 Fond du Lac Reporter letter to the editor, "Keep sex materials from young children".

Excerpt:   It’s a sorry state when the author, Ms. Sones, states: “The children at Theisen Middle School are going to be thinking about sex whether they read the book or not.”

With this type of logic, why don’t we put in Playboy?

It’s too bad that when parents try to do something about all of the sexual content that is bombarding our kids nowadays they get put down and ignored. It’s a sorry state when certain words and scenes have to be added to movies and books so they will sell. What is that saying about the adults that are supposed to be raising children?

I’m sorry but when I was 11 and 12 years old I certainly was not thinking about sex, and I don’t think any of my friends were either

Retiring was 12 years old in 1962 and remembers he and his friends thinking and talking about sex.  And, for the most part, we were laughably uninformed.  Better to have materials, both fiction and nonfiction, available at the library to clear up our confusions and gain a better understanding of the changes taking place in our bodies.

Related articles:
School board upholds decision to keep book on shelves.  (4/13/2010)
School library challenge moves to next step.   (4/5/2010)
Parent appeals decision to keep book.  (2/28/2010)
Fond du Lac School District: Update on Remaining Book Challenges
. (2/24/2010)
Sonya Sones Letter to Fond du Lac School Superintendent. (2/23/2010)

1 comment:

Gerard said...

Fiction does a much better job at addressing emotions and relationships than nonfiction ever could.