Breast Backlash

Could a beautifully written, humorously illustrated, moving, middle grade book like The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister possibly offend anyone? Should it?

I’d love to know what you think. Please help me celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by clicking on the adorable picture of India and reading the 3 paragraph length excerpts Almost Jello, Like a Greek Myth, and Sculpture from Charlotte Agell’s wonderful story The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister then leave a comment.

Do librarians need to be afraid of this kind of writing? Is this the kind of writing tweens need to have access to? How does the writing hit you? Let me know, thanks!

To read the author’s essay about the reaction to her book, click on—that’s right—the breast.

6 responses to “Breast Backlash

  1. Books are often great tools for parents who find certain topics difficult to discuss. These passages could serve that purpose. Perhaps moms and daughters should be reading this book together!

  2. Thank you for adding your voice Jamie.

    Moms and daughters reading the book together is a beautiful thought, and this book is lovely for both parents and children, Charlotte’s writing is poetic. I think India would be a great read aloud, the writing is lyrical and humorous, and there’s a brevity to the style, there are no extra words, just the right amount in my opinion.

    Thank you again for stopping by!

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