January 12, 2008
Sticking It To "Repulsive" Books
Little Willow's impassioned response to a book-labeling got me thinking again about fame -- and publicity. Books get challenged and disappear when people don't speak up. Long live those willing to be notorious in their defense of challenged and banned books.
According to Sarah Dessen's blog, "The school board in Hillsborough County, Florida---where Just Listen was challenged by a parent, and called "repulsive"---has decided to keep it on the shelves, though many have opted to leave a sticker indicating that it's for "mature readers."
Well there. That's America warned.
I'm sure young people everywhere are much safer.