A newer, scarier book ban

Children’s books burn, courtesy of the federal government.

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.

And suddenly I’m even happier to be living in Canada, where our kids grow strong with the lead in their books. I wonder how diligent they’ll be in enforcing this law?

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