« And the 2012 Queen of Teen is... | Main | Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, #5 -- Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez »

07 July 2012


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ongoing book battle in Fremont, CA.:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Ah, my hometown. The big dust up when I was in school there was over Native Son. There's actually a comparatively huge Mormon population in the city, so I'm not surprised that was one of the complaints about Angels in America.


I realize this is a minority opinion, but I don't think it's okay to force feed people books. I'd fight to keep Laurie Halse Anderson's book Speak on the shelves in the school library or on a reading list, but I don't think it should be assigned reading. I suspect I would feel the same about Allison's work. It's really unclear from the article whether the book would be "supplemental reading" or "taught in the classroom." They say both without seeming to realize that those two aren't synonymous.


I know this is kind of an aside, but, um, how is "The Color Purple" more uplifting? I mean, it's a hugely important work, but a book would have to be pretty dark to make TCP look uplifting. Just sayin' . . .

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Support My Habit



Blog powered by Typepad