Shawn L. Bird

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On banned books April 28, 2022

Recently, a list of books apparently newly banned in Florida is making the rounds. On the list is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Asked to respond, Diana offered some eloquent words that summarized with, “Evil has a tendency to backfire, which is a fortunate thing for civilization, I think.”

I have read many books on the list. I have taught many of the books on the list to teens. Book banning is just a way to control ideas, and I feel it’s a bit like Princess Leia’s statement, “The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.” Doesn’t banning books make them much more interesting?

What’s your favourite book that’s been banned? Why do you like it?

 

One Response to “On banned books”

  1. Melody J Haislip Says:

    Outlander is my all-time favorite book. I’ve simply never read another to top it and I’ve read Thousands of books. These people are total a******s!


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