‘This crap really fires me up’ FRED GETS DRESSED Gets Challenged
If I tried to cover all the book challenges going on right now, I’d die at the keyboard. It seems like I hear about a new one every day.
How best to sum up all the hysteria? Dispiriting? Infuriating? Yes and yes. Also, mark me down as ditto with what author/illustrator Peter Brown recently said when his book Fred Gets Dressed was recently challenged in Kansas:
“[C]ontrolling what other people read? That’s downright un-American.”
Agreed, P.B. Click here to read the story.
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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