Thoughts on writing and reading for boys and young men.
There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure. -Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Banned Books!

Banned Books Week is coming to a close.

I’m not going to go into a philosophical rant here about how important this week is (if you want that, read my POST from last year).  What I will do is give you a few links to some information about the week (and about banned/challenged books in general). And check THIS out. Just happened last week, right here in Minnesota. Timely, no? See also THIS MPR story from yesterday about the same incident/book in question. Sounds like a wonderful book. But apparently it teaches teens to swear! 

Now, go out and read something subversive, like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Seriously. You'll find it on most lists of books that are frequently challenged. We'd definitely be better off without ever having read anything by that Twain rascal. Right?


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