Sunday, December 30, 2012
Names Will Never Hurt Lauren Myracle
Childhood, uncensored. (The New York Times, 12/28/2012)
Excerpt: Last year, Ms. Myracle’s so-called Internet girls series — consisting of the titles ”ttyl,” “ttfn,” and “l8r, g8r” (ask a young person to decipher the texting language) — topped the list of challenged and banned books nationwide, according to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. (Angela Maycock, its assistant director, estimated that only 20 to 25 percent of challenges to books on school or public library shelves are reported.) Earning such a ranking requires a groundswell of people going to their libraries and declaring, “This is trash,” Ms. Maycock explained.
Hmm....here's what I accessed at what is allegedly Lauren Myracle's website. Inside joke? Hacked?
Lauren Myracle on Facebook