Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Banned Books??

A few years ago, a group of parents protested the book, The Goats. I watched them march and carry protest signs on the evening news. I recalled that I had a copy of that book in my 7th grade classroom. Curious, I read the book during the next few days. It was about some kids who got bullied at summer camp. I guess those parents thought it might give ideas to kids interested in bullying. Actually, no one had been interested in the book on my shelf until the fuss was made about it. Then it became a very popular book among my students. The book was banned in a nearby city.
Another book that comes to mind is Go Ask Alice, which is the actual diary of a young girl who became addicted to drugs, which took her life. The mother found the diary and had it published hoping it would deter other young people from following her daughter's footsteps. In the diary, the girl gave explicit examples of her reactions to drugs and dependence on them, how they ruined her life, and how her addiction destroyed her family. This book was one of many books sent to our school by the Dept. of Education, as books young adults should read. Many girls told me how the book opened their eyes to the dangers of drug use. I heard, "I'll never use drugs after what happened to Alice," more than once.
One day I received a complaint from a mother whose daughter had taken the book home to read. I told the mother it wasn't required reading; the girl had chosen it for a book report. She was free to choose another book. However, the mother didn't just not want HER daughter to not read it, she didn't want anyone to read it. She went to the principal and threatened to take it before the school board unless the book was taken off the shelf. The principal removed the book from my classroom library. That is book banning. It made me sick.
by Marlis Day, author of The Secret of Bailey's Chase
Visit me at http://wwwmarlisday.blogspot.com

3 comments:

優質行動網 said...

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曾經我也變成機票乳酪蛋糕室內的瘋狂愛好者,收集不少高雄食譜、跑了不少美味的蛋糕店汽車。直到有一天花園,驚覺自已的腰已經穿不下最愛的褲子時,乳酪蛋糕發威了,只好說bye-bye了。
好險給我找一份果凍不但是低脂的乳酪蛋糕食譜,而且不用烘焙瑜珈,沒烤箱也沒關系,不過滋味和日誌傳統不太一樣,比較清爽,乳酪味也沒那麼重法拍。但是有種柔順滑嫩又清涼的口感。
灣娶大陸和教室東南亞的新娘一年有多少萬人?新郎年紀呢?據新聞專家報導,有越來越多台灣男人娶大陸和東南亞的新娘請問有多少清潔呢?娶大陸和東南亞新娘診所的男人年紀都多大呢?
根據戶政司及寵物統計處的資料顯示,來自大陸的網站配偶人數1年累計約14萬8千8百餘人,佔所有外籍新娘的61.61%,為外籍配偶之冠,東南亞新娘有1萬6千多人,佔37.31%,兩地區就佔外籍新娘的98.95%,顯示台灣的外籍新娘生活幾乎全部來自大陸與東南亞。一般認為百分百娶外籍新娘多為優質年長、再婚、低收入者,但根據乳酪報紙統計數據顯示,現今有不少大陸高知識、高收入者選擇外籍新娘為伴侶。

優質行動網 said...

我對於甜食的網路慾望是還好的,可有可無,但是對於專家乳酪蛋糕我就沒輒了。對於那種機票香味、口感總是讓我欲罷不能新娘
曾經我也變成機票乳酪蛋糕室內的瘋狂愛好者,收集不少高雄食譜、跑了不少美味的蛋糕店汽車。直到有一天花園,驚覺自已的腰已經穿不下最愛的褲子時,乳酪蛋糕發威了,只好說bye-bye了。
好險給我找一份果凍不但是低脂的乳酪蛋糕食譜,而且不用烘焙瑜珈,沒烤箱也沒關系,不過滋味和日誌傳統不太一樣,比較清爽,乳酪味也沒那麼重法拍。但是有種柔順滑嫩又清涼的口感。
灣娶大陸和教室東南亞的新娘一年有多少萬人?新郎年紀呢?據新聞專家報導,有越來越多台灣男人娶大陸和東南亞的新娘請問有多少清潔呢?娶大陸和東南亞新娘診所的男人年紀都多大呢?
根據戶政司及寵物統計處的資料顯示,來自大陸的網站配偶人數1年累計約14萬8千8百餘人,佔所有外籍新娘的61.61%,為外籍配偶之冠,東南亞新娘有1萬6千多人,佔37.31%,兩地區就佔外籍新娘的98.95%,顯示台灣的外籍新娘生活幾乎全部來自大陸與東南亞。一般認為百分百娶外籍新娘多為優質年長、再婚、低收入者,但根據乳酪報紙統計數據顯示,現今有不少大陸高知識、高收入者選擇外籍新娘為伴侶。

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