Saturday, June 03, 2006

Book bans

It's so dull. Or at least it would be if it wasn't so terrifying.
Almost every week somewhere in the US (and of course elsewhere) some kids' book or other is banned, or parents decide to protest against the presence of poor old Harry Potter (well-known subversive and possible Anti-Christ) in their local school library.
The latest case has seen David LaRochelle's teen novel Absolutely Positively Not banned from a reader event in Minnesota because it's about a young man who is - or at least might be - gay.
Perish the thought.
You can read more on this at Publishers' Weekly.

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