Both books are available to kids age birth+, per ALA policy, but according to a librarian, only one of them is housed in the childrens' section at this time.
Regarding my opinion from December 2021: The Other Lawn Boy Educates Illegal Business Practices - for ages 8+
Terri Lesley (and another librarian today) correctly identified that there are two different books titled Lawn Boy. Indeed, the book Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen has not been objected to, and is placed in the age range 8-12. It educates children to beat up business rivals, hire undocumented labor, pay off-the-books, etc., according to a positive Amazon review.
"A minor nitpick, this book does have the main character dealing with some issues in some questionable ways (having a business foe beaten up, hiring undocumented labor, paying off-the-books, etc.) but its themes, lessons and viewpoints speak well to a tween or early teenager. The content does not contain anything any reasonably unsheltered kid would be put off by." Amazon Reviews of the other Lawn Boy
Common Sense Media says: Boy's funny, absurd get-rich-quick tale has ethical issues.
One of the reviews posted on the library website for this same book is: "This is a clear, unflinching look at life lived at the poverty line; casual deprivation, hardships, and injustices. It would all be too much if not for Mike's sardonic humor and honesty. This reader rooted for Mike to find his way and attain his version of the American Dream; you will, too. Highly recommended."
My point, I did have the information commingled between the two books, but both books titled Lawn Boy are questionable material for developing minds. One Lawn Boy involves "consensual ****philia" (the term Terri Lesley used to describe it) and the other Lawn Boy teaches immoral and unethical business practices.
The Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evinson, which by ALA policy IS available to every patron ages birth to whatever regardless of the section it is housed in, the author himself did not dispute that the content of the book included sex between 4th graders and more than 100 occurrences of "f**ck" and "sh**t".
The problem with the material available to kids at the Public Library is that it should have never been put there in the first place. The language and behavior being taught are profane, vulgar, obscene and pornographic per Wyoming Statute, and the ALA librarians in charge of what kids read have chosen to call it educational. The ALA librarians choosing this material are the problem, and they need to be removed from the library as well as from any job that puts them in the company of children.
One of the routine comments from the adults corrupting minors is that you don't get to choose what other people's kids read. That argument should go for both sides.
It also isn't right to educate kids in realistic language and behavior, then fine them money and jail time for practicing what is preached --That is actually happening in Wyoming.
Thank you for pointing out the error. I appreciate your help in maintaining accuracy in my stated opinions.
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