Children's books - police corruption and racism
In major bookselling chains every child is an emerging market. With the spending power of parents who want to encourage them to read, they are meant to be passive consumers of highly marketed formulaic stories. If not actually set in exclusive schools with magic, flying polo and characters destined for greatness, these books reflect mainstream ideas as a whole. They deal with possessions, personal relationships and physical appearances, and are full of moral blacks and whites.