Adults have used books to explain touchy subjects to kids for a long time. Everything from the death of a pet to welcoming a new sibling has been written about. These children's books not only touch on subjects every child can relate to, but sometimes they talk about topics specifically geared towards different religions, races, political beliefs, and economic backgrounds. The new book called It's Just A Plant touches on one of those controversial topics.
The book centers around a little girl named Jackie who wanders into her parents room while they're smoking marijuana. The next day, Jackie's parents take her to visit a doctor, a farmer, and a police officer to teach her exactly what the plant is and what it can do. Some people worry that this book will make children turn to drugs or at least, make them grow up thinking doing drugs is okay. Others say this book will have the opposite effect because if the parents in the book think it's cool, it won't be "cool" to kids.
What do you think?