Saturday, November 6, 2010


An update about Tanya Lee Stone's book challenge: it was successfully handled by the librarian and principal. The book will remain in the library. Yay!

But now, I'm confused about this. I can't for the life of me understand what would lead a parent to challenge Newbery honoree Susan Campbell Bartoletti's book, They Called Themselves the KKK . Yes, I can see that the material could be disturbing. But isn't that the point? Teenagers shouldn't be exposed to American history if some aspects are disturbing? Why teach history at all?

Yikes. I'm glad there are librarians like this one .

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