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Mine would be Fade by Robert Cormier. It’s been a favorite book of mine for years. It does deal with adult themes (violence, incest, dark impulses) but it’s an amazing exploration of the good and evil each of us is capable of and the struggles we face. I suppose this really would be a controversial book for a poster but it would be my pick.
Or maybe the Koran.
Oh, and for some reason LT is showing Revolutionary Voices as two different books, but--yes indeedy--it's just one. I'm not sure how to combine them.
I would choose this book because I'm mad, mad I tell you.
Banning and challenging books is a very important issue to me. I am an academic librarian, and I look forward every year to Banned Books Week. I have already begun to think about what I want to do this year to celebrate our freedom to READ!!
I sometimes feel as though the celebration of Banned Books Week deteriorates into little more than celebrating the differences in our tastes rather than the principles it stands for, or should. For too many of us it seems to have become about how ‘superior’ my taste is to yours (or theirs).
Banned Books Week should be about defending the right to print, sell, purchase, borrow and read the books virtually everyone despises, including most of us, I‘m sure. If it isn’t, then we librarians aren't any different from the censors.
Sorry, but I'm feeling a little exasperated with some of my colleagues today...
>19 heina: but then again, who wants to cook a bunch of spi... oh, wait, I thought it said "arachnid's"...
I like the poster on my profile, but i have no idea where it came from...
I have a friend who teaches emotionally impaired kids, and they love that story, too.
One of my high school buddies had Max, the farting German shepherd, she kept matches handy to burn off the excess methane.
What's even worse is a dog who does it, knows how awful it smells and then leaves the room!
Sorry, back to the topic at hand.
Oddly, I never had a flatulent cat.
I think that's because they're pickier about what they eat, and develop fewer gastric problems.
Or they're very clever at pinning it on someone else.
Don't look at this as an off-topic sidetrack; look at it as an exercise of your freedom of speech!
Mein Kampf is really banned these days because of its associations, and I believe it to be neither offensive nor dangerous. Is there anything in it that isn't current in the 'conspiracy end' of the internet these days? At least the book is quite well written, albeit in a rather obsessive way.
I agree it would be suitable for the poster, since at least most people have the common misperception in mind, and it would therefore fulfill its visual purpose. But for those of us with a broader perspective, inclusion would generate more than a few wry smiles ...