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August 04, 2011
QUESTION OF THE DAY
So on Saturday's Book News post, I told you all about a school in Missouri that banned two Y.A. books, claiming that the books were not "age-appropriate." While it enraged a lot of you, it is also not something new.
Here are other books that have been banned in schools:
~ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (for using the "n" word too many times)
~ The Catcher in the Rye (for too much cursing, prostitution and depression)
~ To Kill a Mockingbird (for profanity and racial slurs)
~ The Lord of the Flies (for excessive violence)
~ Harry Potter (for fear of witchcraft and violence)
So how do we feel about this? To play devil's advocate, I wouldn't let my children watch television with excessive violence in it by blocking the TV channel. Aren't the schools simply blocking the "channel", so to speak? Are they actually doing the parents a favor by banning these books?
LET ME KNOW!!!!