You Can Say “No”
Submitter: After working for [Library] for over seven years, I left to begin a career as a school librarian. During my first year, I weeded close to 400 books from a library with 13,000 holdings. Among “Electricity for Boys” and “Cooking for Girls,” I found a few gems to add to my personal collection. One of these gems is “You Can Say ‘No'” by Betty Boegehold. Attached are pictures of the cover and my favorite pages. It is downright creepy.
Holly: These books do creep us out, but let me ask this of our readers: how DO you write a book for kids that stresses the importance of “bad touching” – without mentally scarring them or scaring the heck out of them? There MUST be books out there on this topic that do a good job of discussing this topic in a way children understand. Anyone?