FTRW 2011 – Day One – Fat Vampire Banned, Somewhere

Time for my annual weekly series of posts for Freedom to Read Week.  (Yay!)

I’ll start with a great response from a YA novelist to a parent who got the writer’s book removed from a school library.

All the core points of any book challenge are there in this brief letter: you should monitor you own child’s reading but that doesn’t give you the right to try to control what others read, it’s the publisher and the school library who ultimately put the book there so writing to the author (who isn’t going to stop writing) isn’t very useful.  And anytime you get a book removed, you’re basically guaranteeing it more attention and more sales so nah-nah-boo-boo.  (Er, he doesn’t say this but I’m reading between the lines! ;-))

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