Thursday, September 15, 2005


Burning Books

In Texas, the McAllen School Board denied a demand to ban A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving from an advanced English class for seniors at McAllen High School.

Reported by Romeo Cantu of KGBT TV4.

In Florida, Vikki Reed, a mother upset over what she calls "pornography" is attempting to block Volusia County's gifted high-school students from reading Cracking India: A Novel by Bapsi Sidhwaa, novel about India's violent partition in 1947, in DeLand High School's 11th-grade International Baccalaureate English class.

From a report by Erika Hobbs an Orlando Sentinel staff writer.

In Fayetteville [Arkansas] School Board members listened to the pleas from those who want 58 books, labeled as "pornographic" and "promoting homosexuality," removed from student access.

From a report by By Rose Ann Pearce in The Morning News.

As Mark Twain wrote, "Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them."


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