School board in Dixie Schools district in Florida is banning all books with profanity, cursing (that’s a redundancy, maybe board members should have paid more attention in English class) and “inappropriate content,” which is another way of saying “things we don’t like.” This is a violation of the intellectual freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution. Game on.
What would you do if this happened in your community? I suspect we are going to see MANY more cases like this in the months to come.
Really ironic that Of mice and men was one of the books banned because of the controversial topics back in the day. And even though it's available now it wasn't in the library. When I asked the supervisor said it's stolen alot lol
2017 #BannedBooksWeek Submission Feature: "1984 is one of my favorite banned books. The irony is heavy with banning this book, of course. George Orwell's novel strongly warns against the dangers of censorship and the literal constraint of language, but that doesn't stop some people from trying to ban it. Parents in Florida challenged the book as being 'pro-communist,' which is a great example of why people should read the books they want to ban. On the other hand, actual communists must have read enough of it to figure out that 1984 was blasting communism, as it was banned in the USSR." @carolinamariereads