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All This and Book Burning, Too?

Karen Hall reports on an unreported story. Book burning for your own good.

It’s hard to believe, but true: under a law Congress passed last year aimed at regulating hazards in children’s products, the federal government has now advised that children’s books published before 1985 should not be considered safe and may in many cases be unlawful to sell or distribute.

As I'm typing this, I can glance over at an entire shelf of books from my childhood that I saved all my life so that someday my own children could have them. I'll have to remember to tell Caleb not to lick them.

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