Turkey rules million-selling Rebel Girls children book to be treated as porn

Turkey has ruled that the million-selling book "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls"should be partially banned and treated like pornography on the grounds of obscenity, Agence France Presse reported on Friday. 

Four children books, including Elisabeth Brami’s books on girls’ and boys’ rights, were declared to have detrimental influence on children by Turkey’s Board to Protect Minors from Obscene Publications on Sept. 27. According to the board’s decision, those books will be sold only to those aged over 18 and must be concealed from view in shops.

"Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”, which has been published in 47 languages, offers a series of inspiring stories about women from history for young children, from British nurse Florence Nightingale to French designer Coco Chanel to singer Beyonce.

Francesca Cavallo, one of the two authors of the book, told AFP that she was saddened by the decision. 

"Girls deserve to grow up surrounded by more female role models. They deserve to grow up thinking that they can be anything they want," she said.

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