Last Tuesday, Neil Gaiman posted about the controversy over Susan Patron's The Higher Power of Lucky on his on-line journal in a post titled "An Absence of Scrota — your guide to quality literature."
I just saw it this afternoon, and I like his take on the issue.
"I've decided that librarians who would decline to have a Newbery book in their libraries because they don't like the word scrotum are probably not real librarians (whom I still love unconditionally). I think they're rogue librarians who have gone over to the dark side.
Still, I'm glad that there's finally a solid rule of thumb guide to what's quality literature and what isn't."