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The blogosphere is abuzz with talk of the Missouri college professor who wants certain books banned from the local schools. If you haven't read his "voice of the day" piece, just follow this link: http://www.news-leader.com/article/20100918/OPINIONS02/9180307/Scroggins-Filthy-books-demeaning-to-Republic-education
Here's my problem: I can see both sides of this. I'm a writer/psychologist who loves the first amendment and thinks that adolescents need (and can handle) literature that shows them more than just a "Main Street, U.S.A." version of the world. I'm also a mom who wants to know what her kids are reading and learning.
There's a great post on this topic on Cari's Book Blog today (and I'm not just linking because she quoted me; she's also having a book giveaway!): http://cariblogs.blogspot.com/2010/09/bloggers-speak-out.html
So, what do you all think? And, on a related note, isn't the word "redacted" just delightfully evil?
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