September 30, 2009

Dear Sydney Primary Schools: You've Got The Wrong Idea

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Twilight is now being challenged, according to The School Library Journal, in Sydney, Australia.

Dear Conservative Sydney Schools (Added for Judith's sake):
Would you believe that some of us Yanks don't like those books either?
(To which the Universe says, "So?")

We may not like it, but we would slap down our library cards to give anyone a chance to read it. We understand not wanting the younger kids to read it, but if their parents are okay with it, you're going to have to let that go. As for restricting it because you're afraid the younger students won't know it's fictional? Have you seen any sparkly vampires lately? If so, you might be in the wrong line of work.

Let it go, Sydney schools. Just grit your teeth and enjoy the sparklies, and try not to trip over anything or mind if someone is looming over you, watching you sleep. It's all in good fun.

With love, FW


HAPPY BANNED BOOK WEEK!

7 comments:

Kelly Fineman said...

I hear you. They don't have to stock it in the children's section, but neither should they pull it off the shelves.

jessjordan said...

Whoa ... strange thing just happened. I think I blacked out and had a weird dream, where your post said that Sydney was challenging Twilight. As in the sparkly, sexless vampire book.

To which I say, "Whaaa?"

Must be b/c of the whole abusive, creepy relationship aspect, b/c otherwise, I've got nothin'.

tanita davis said...

They've got nothin' either -- and the Daily Telegraph article described the book as "racy." As in, "We didn't read this book, and once again the press is operating on hearsay."

Love it when that happens.

jessjordan said...

Um ... "Racy"???

What are they smoking?

Misrule said...

A handful of conservative primary schools does not a city make.

Sydney is not banning the books. Some schools are. I think you get the difference...

Judith in Sydney

a. fortis said...

We're very glad to hear it, too! Thanks for chiming in, Judith. Hope you stop by again.

tanita davis said...

Dear Judith, Mea culpa! I've made changes just for you. I understand that Sydney is a very nice place. Thanks for stopping by.