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I Must Be Freaking Getting Old...

Posted by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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My 7 year old checked a book of peoms out of her school library. I have to say that I was a little put off by the illistrations. I can't believe that they banned Tom Sawyer, but this is in the elementary school library.. It must be just me.... Here are some excerpts....


by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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AnnieMcD
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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Shel Silverstein is fucking AMAZING. Have you never read any of his work?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM
They banned tom sawyer?
taramac
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:12 AM
I love his books!
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ambermarie2006
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:12 AM
I read these as a kid.
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almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM

i love, love, love shel silverstein.  i actually missed school when he died b/c i was so upset. 

Erna2
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Yep, it was labeled racist because of Jim. They don't want our kids reading it. I think this poet has a lot more issues...

Quoting Anonymous:

They banned tom sawyer?


Erna2
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I read this one last night. Not impressed. I think there was some serious issues with that guy...

Quoting AnnieMcD:

Shel Silverstein is fucking AMAZING. Have you never read any of his work?


mommytoeandb
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM
DD has many of his books.
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funlovinlady
by Gold Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Yeah you're old. I read them as a kd & my kids read them now. Even my mom loves Silverstein.

Newfie_Mom
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM
I have almost the entire collection of his. Tom Sawyer shouldn't be banned though.
My I must be old moment was when I took my 8 yr old shopping for spring clothes (she had a massive height spurt this winter) and saw what stores call clothes for elementary girls
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