Wednesday, October 21, 2009

another banned book? seriously?

(This was posted on my own personal blog, but considering the conservative Christians parents denying the book, I thought it was perfect for Disturbed Christian)

OC parents need to get over themselves. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is an important piece of American literature and because one paragraph the conservative parents are not in agreement with, they want it banned. This is Maya Angelou's story and sadly, because she didn't grow up in their sheltered homes and gated communities, they think this attested biography can't be shared. I hope my children experience life-changing books, but if this is allowed, they most likely won't be able to.
Watch the story here. It made me a little sick to my stomach.

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing like a good 'book banning' to increase public interest in the book at hand. It will probably be read by many more kids, thanks to this story.
    Perhaps elementary school isn't the place for a book like this to be read without interaction with parents. I'm not sure many parents would willingly engage these issues on their own, but I don't thinking banning the book solves much either. Maybe it should be part of the curriculum (at an age-appropriate level) so that kids have an opportunity to face the issues it raises, and talk them out with people they trust.