Robie Harris books have been challenged so many times in the past twelve years that she has lost count.
It all started back in 1994 when she published the preteen sexual health book Its Perfectly Normal (Candlewick), which deals with everything from puberty and reproduction to sexual abuse.
Harris says she doesnt understand all the hoopla over her books especially since shes never received complaints from anywhere other than the U.S.
As she puts it, Americans have been known to be puritanical when it comes to sex and sexual health.
She says she understands her books arent for everyone, but that its not right to pull them off library shelves completely. As she puts it, Give people the freedom to read what they choose.
Harris admits Its really a health issue for me. Im writing in the best interest of the children thats why Im in this line of work.
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