Banned Books Week

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Hey ladies-I can't find the thread where we were talking about books being banned, but I just wanted to send out that it's Banned Book Week! It started Sept. 26 and goes until Oct. 3.



Check out http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/in... for more info...And if the link doesn't work you can search for Banned Books on the ala.org website.



They have a lot of good information on the site.



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Jodi - posted on 10/03/2009

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Quoting Diana:



Quoting Jodi:

Very interesting Diana. I think the thread you may be talking about is where they banned To Kill A Mockingbird from a high school, am I right? In that case, that principal actually had no right to do this for the high school, only for the child of the parent who complained?






That's the thread! It's actually one of the first I stumbled upon after I was invited to join the community. =)






 






To Kill a Mockingbird is challenged quite often, surprisingly.






 






*sigh*





That's because there are so many ignorant people in the world.......I have read many a book that could be taken to be offensive by some, but realistically, if you treat it as a learning tool, that's exactly what it becomes.  I think I'd be marching straight to my kids's school and giving them a lecture on ignorance if they banned this book, and many others for that matter. 



 

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Quoting Sharon:

You know? I wanted to say "to me there is no such thing as a banned book in my home" but if my son walked in with a KKK recruiting pamplet, book, satanic rituals, etc I'd set it on fire in his hands.

I'm checking out the site now, thanks!



hahaha...I guess I can understand that.



And I'm all for age appropriateness, too, but outright banning of fiction is just a little too much, in my opinion.

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Quoting Jodi:

Very interesting Diana. I think the thread you may be talking about is where they banned To Kill A Mockingbird from a high school, am I right? In that case, that principal actually had no right to do this for the high school, only for the child of the parent who complained?



That's the thread! It's actually one of the first I stumbled upon after I was invited to join the community. =)



 



To Kill a Mockingbird is challenged quite often, surprisingly.



 



*sigh*

Sharon - posted on 09/30/2009

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You know? I wanted to say "to me there is no such thing as a banned book in my home" but if my son walked in with a KKK recruiting pamplet, book, satanic rituals, etc I'd set it on fire in his hands.



I'm checking out the site now, thanks!

Jodi - posted on 09/30/2009

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Very interesting Diana. I think the thread you may be talking about is where they banned To Kill A Mockingbird from a high school, am I right? In that case, that principal actually had no right to do this for the high school, only for the child of the parent who complained?

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