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Books and Kids - Selection and Censorship

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Antoinette Kuritz & Anissa Wardell joins Bill today to talk about the democratization of publishing has made it so absolutely anyone can publish a book. 

The intrusion of heavy-handed government is threatening to functionally re-write both history and the classics. 

And the once simple pleasure of selecting children’s books has become a task; and young adult books have become a mine field.

With literally millions of publications, and the access of to both the internet and e-books, how do we select and encourage appropriate reading material for, with, around our children?

• The mportance of reading for kids
• Choosing the right books and why parents need to read what their kids are reading.
• Using books as a tool for keeping communication open
• Value of parent/child book clubs
• Family reading time - why and how to make it happen
• Books vs. electronic devices for kids
• Why to choose books with controversial topics
• Why we should NOT change languaging in the classics
• How do we teach what the schools leave out.?

Antoinette Kuritz, Book Developer, Publicist, Publishing and Media consultant, KUSI-TV “Book Expert”, and Founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference is up-to-her-keyboard in the book biz.  Antoinette regularly provides candid and comprehensive nuggets of wisdom, wit and woe about getting your words into print and avoiding the predators in the world of both traditional and self-publishing.

Taking writers of all levels from idea to best seller, Antoinette has represented best selling authors worked with media hosts and producers across the nation as well as in Canada and Europe.  She is quoted regularly in national media on issues relating to the ever-changing book industry!

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