Miscellany

put one of these banned books on your summer reading list

Tango Makes Three (#1 banned) is my choice. http://ow.ly/4zg9D

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4 thoughts on “put one of these banned books on your summer reading list”

  1. I had never heard of And Tango Makes Three. Oh my goodness, I’m so very happy to know this book exists, and so very appalled that anyone thinks a TRUE story about PENGUINS is offensive and corrupting to children!

  2. I always find these banned lists a bit pathetic. For one thing, it certainly highlights the neuroses of those who feel they have the right to control another’s mind. Secondly, all banning ever does is ramp up the readership like nobody’s business, highlighting not only their neuroses but also their incapacity to accurately judge reality or cause and effect. For these reasons, I’m glad to see Sherman Alexie’s book on the list. Our civilization could use more young readers looking at another view on what it means to be a young person with more desire than the means to meet it. And since it’s so upsetting, it is clearly spot-on for more than those person affiliated with his Tribe.

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