Banned Books Week 2019

I know, I know.  This is my second banned books post in a week.  What can I say?  If you are a writer, this topic is vitally important.  Heck, it is important if you are a librarian or reader or a parent.

You see, no one is telling parents that they have to give their children access to every single book in print.  A parent may have a very good reason for not wanting a young reader to access a specific book.  May have.

Besides, that isn’t banning.  That is parenting.

A parent or anyone who says that X book should not be on the curriculum or should be removed from the library?  Someone who says that a book should not be available?  That person is attempting to ban a book which is censorship.

Take the time to watch this video and you may hear an excerpt from a book that tempts you to read the whole.  I have to admit that one of my all time favorites is in this video.  To quote, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.”


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