Wednesday, July 22, 2009

CNN on West Bend Book Challenges

Link to cnn.com, "Library fight riles up city, leads to book-burning demand".

Excerpt: Back in West Bend, the Maziarkas and their supporters are gearing up for another go at the library, in part because the board now has its four new members. They do not want books burned, but they do want action.

"We want parents to decide whether they want their children to have access to these books ... and we want the library's help in identifying [them through labeling and moving]," Maziarka said. "It's just common sense."

In other words, they want it both ways.

Common sense would be for Ginny to understand that it's none of her damn business what other parents' kids want to read. Why does she think these are her decisions to make?

1 comment:

jayny said...

In my mind it's unbelievable. The parents continue banning books - and this time with a new library board! Their final demand is not only to remove the books from the library but to destroy them in a public burning. I can only recur: It's unbelievable!!

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