The fourth horseman of the apocalypse in browsing in the children’s section

This post was written by Friday guest blogger Annie Reid.

And in the category of horrendously bad advice for young people, we have on one continent, another proud non-reader advising us to encourage reading in children by no longer requiring them to read, while on another, an author of books on jaunty nose-picking (not that I have anything against jaunty nose picking. In fact, despite the recent controversy, I stand by the veracity of my own memoir on this subject, A Million Little Pieces) suggests that bad books may actually be the route to future literacy. Considering today’s events, South Dakota may well have banned books altogether by now, I don’t know.


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