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When did publishers stop caring what their readers actually want?

2 December 2023

12:23 AM

2 December 2023

12:23 AM

It was easy to choose books for my young nieces and nephews this Christmas. First, I ruled out stories about boys who think they are girls, girls who dream of having their breasts removed, and pet rabbits unhappy at being misgendered.

Then I rejected books telling toddlers how to be anti-racist and older children how to be allies to their black classmates.

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