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In the article The Case for Good Taste in Childrens Books by Meghan Cox Gurdon theauthor strongly claims that many children and young adult literature are starting to offer darker content this dark content includes such as a sexual profane wicked and violent content which damages many aspects ofculture and the damage done is immeasurable Additionally Gurdon implies that many adult authors are creating literatures with a bad taste of art and theseauthors should improve their taste before publishing their books Aside from the evidences andclaims she gives she appears to state her religious view within this academic journal which do not fit within the content of an academic journal and weakens her article Within this article she seems to have a strong bias against the dark content written by adult authors in children and young adult literatureGurdons article provides strong claims and supporting evidences to influence its readers with her argument Gurdon clearly explains that the dark content written in many young adult and childrens literature damages many aspects of culture throughout the world She explains that although many books with dark content are beginning to fade from many shelves the immeasurable damage done by those books will leave the feeling of coarseness emptiness and sorrow Gurdon 7 marked She claims that books do not just cater taste but they also create norms for people to follow and the problem with many book authors nowadays is their act of detailing the explicitness in their literatures that tend to end up normalizing it In the article she states This is why I am skeptical of the social utility of so-called problem novels books that have a troubled main character 4 she also briefly argues about books that introduce and take its readers to the persona of a troubled main character such as a teenager who experiences being abused raped and many other things Aside from Gurdons argument she states that a school librarian in
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