Happy Banned Books Week! I don’t have a post written (yet. It may still come) so I’m reposting my blog from Banned Books Week 2011.
Happy reading! And, as always, fuck censorship.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that we’re in the middle of Banned Books Week. I usually do a lot more for BBW, but life got in the way this year, and I don’t have a post planned.
I did just finish reading Looking for Alaska, though (DFTBA, John Green) and I understand that has been challenged a handful of times. Because we all know that no teenager in the history of teenagers has ever smoked or gotten drunk. EVER. And if they have, fuck ’em. We shouldn’t be writing books with characters they can relate to, amirite? A challenge to this book makes zero sense.
It’s been kind of a big year for challenged books, what with the numbskull school board in Missouri voting to ban both Slaughterhouse Five and Twenty Boy Summer. (The board members openly admitted to not having read the books. Which…
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