I hate book banning. I hate when school boards and the general public decide that award winning books are “inappropriate” for our students. I think they are naive to think that these books are going to serve no positive purpose and will hurt our students in any way. I just saw an article about a district in Missouri that is banning Sherman Alexie’s novel True Diary of a Part Time Indian. I have not read this book in its entirety but I do know about its contents and I do know it is a well respected book in the YA community that deals with real issues. Here’s a link to the article— http://www.news-leader.com/article/20100909/NEWS04/9090375/-1/rss
What’s your take on book banning?!