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We gonna have us a good ol fashioned BOOK BURNING!

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A Petition to.... burn books?

Here's the book in question

To be fair, I'm biased against those who are circulating the petition.  I am against banning books in general, and I absolutely fell in love with Francesca Lia Block when I was a teen.

The use of the N word (cited in the article) was used for historical accuracy, and the people using it portrayed negatively.  The alleged sex acts were generally vague and I think the thing that really bugged these people was the fact that gays were portrayed in a positive, human light.  Baby Be-Bop, like all of Ms Block's books, is mainly about Love.

Frankly, if you don't want your kids exposed to it, pay attention to what they are reading.  Don't ask for a nazi-reminicent attack on free speech.

by on Jun. 12, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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Je_Jette_Poo
by Member on Jun. 17, 2009 at 2:40 PM

This may be a dumb question....

When a book is banned, it's not allowed in a public school library right?

I remember when I was in highschool, we had a whole "banned books" section in our library.

Stefanie1085
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2009 at 2:40 PM


Quoting graciejoe:

Fahrenheit 451 anyone? 


Exactly. That was a scary book to my little nerdy bookworm self when I was in school!

sweetie00
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 2:43 PM


Quoting NWIndianaMomof4:

 

This probably is a vague sweeping statement but... I find it ironic that it is most often someone on the far right of the isle that is constantly worrying about 'big' government taking over corporations, 'redistributing wealth', national health care, and screaming about socialism and communism is the same one who is wanting a book burned.  The true loss of freedom does not happen when government controls health care, but when it controls freedom of thought and the written word.  If you don't like a book, don't read it, but leave it on the shelf for someone who does. 


I'm in looooooove with you! too bad we can't get married...LOL At least not in my state!;)

PS- I'll be running out to buy this book for my DD, --I'm serious. Maybe you all should too.!!!

mrs_khan07
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2009 at 2:56 PM

I get so sick of this crap! I'm tired of whiny parents crying about what their children see on TV or read in books. This image I get from these people is that they want the government to raise their children for them. Why not take them time to pay attention to what your child is doing? This is part of life, there are unpleasant things all around us, how about we raise our children in bubbles! Black bubbles that are sound-proof. We are breeding a nation of spineless people who aren't going to know what to do in case of any sort of national emergency. Literature should never be censored! I'm going to have a stroke before I'm 30 if this continues! Is there any way we can censor this out? I don't want to see book burning and I don't want to hear about the FCC, can we get that flushed out of the media?

Mrs. Khan

graciejoe
by Bronze Member on Jun. 17, 2009 at 7:31 PM

They aren't banned in schools across the board.  It's decided on a district and I think sometimes a state level.

Quoting Je_Jette_Poo:

This may be a dumb question....

When a book is banned, it's not allowed in a public school library right?

I remember when I was in highschool, we had a whole "banned books" section in our library.


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