speak? banned? again? are you kidding me?
A quote from Wesley Scroggins, in the Springfield, Missouri News-Leader:
“In high school English classes, children are required to read and view material that should be classified as soft pornography.”
One of the books he wishes to ban? Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Here’s some “pornography” he quotes:
‘NO!—I’m not really here, I’m definitely back at Rachel’s, crimping my hair
and gluing on fake nails, and he smells like beer and mean and he hurts me hurts me hurts me…”
Well, Mr. Scroggins, I think we learned a whole lot more about you than you meant to tell us, you poor sap.
These people may win battles, but they never win the war.
Banned Books Week starts Saturday.
Posted on September 20, 2010, in YA literature and tagged banned books, banned books week, laurie halsie anderson, scroggins, speak, YA lit, YA literature, young adult. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.