What??? They banned TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD? Again???
Don’t sweat it. There’s an even more outrageous act of book banning going on. Under our very noses. Every day.
I’m referring to parents who ‘pre-reads’ books for their kids. Who selects ‘appropriate titles’ for their tots. Who nay-says their choices that are too hard/too easy/too scary/too disturbing/too silly/too dumb.
I get it – I’m a parent too. I know that middle-of-the-night-staring-at-the-ceiling thing, thinking, “My God! I’m not doing ENOUGH!!!”
So you stuff your kids’ lunch bags with healthy superfoods (Chia! Hemp!), fill their days with stimulating activity (Karate! Chess!). And make sure all their reading material passes muster (Newbery! Caldecott!).
But it’s counterproductive. Evil, even, when you pre-censor your kids’ books.
You’ve gone Orwell on your own kid.~ read more ~