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You and Your Filthy Mouth

You and Your Filthy Mouth

Whenever I work with aspiring children’s book authors, I suggest they spend some time considering the sensibility of younger readers.  Often enough this discussion sidetracks into anxiety about censorship—self- or otherwise—but I steer it right back to the matter at hand: By the time they become readers, and even before, most children have already developed a strong sense of propriety.   

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