Hope you saw the Banned Book Week display at the Library Sep 25 – Oct 2!
Google “ALA Banned Books Week” for more about challenged and banned books…you will be surprised by what you learn!
FYI. An anonymous “complainer” wrote SLO High School last spring challenging the inclusion of Kaffir Boy – The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa in the school curriculum and library.
The issue surrounds a passage in the book where the author describes boys prostituting themselves for food. There will be a discussion at an open meting, SLO High School, Monday, Oct 18, 3:30PM. Let your voice be heard.
Come hear the author, Mark Mathabane, speak Thu, Oct 21, 7PM in the Spanos Theater.
Banned Books has past but here is a great map on NPR.org showing where books have been banned and why: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130266322&sc=fb&cc=fp