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Local author pens children's book about quarantine


Last updated 5/28/2020 at 2:55pm

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LEFT: Jessica Wilson holds a copy of her new book "I Survived the 2020 Quarantine." RIGHT: One of Wilson's two sons reads a copy of her book.

Should children be exposed to stories that talk about hard topics?

It's a question that routinely comes up in conversations about children's books. Parents and library groups aren't always comfortable with children's books that address topics like racism, homelessness, poverty or disease. However, some of the best children's authors (and their readers) argue that children's books offer a way to teach children about these topics in a healthy way. As Maurice Sendak (author of "Where the Wild Things Are") said in a 1994 talk at Darien Library in Connecticut, “Children have to know what’s h...

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