It can be difficult to ban a book in the internet age.
My senior English students are reading George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four.
The son of one of my colleagues is a student in my class. When she inquired about his interest in the book, he told her, “Oh, I already read it.”
“When?” she asked with surprise.
“When COVID first hit.”
“Where did you get the book?” she asked.
“I found a copy online.”
She had no idea.
If parents want to control what their children read, they might consider refocusing their school-district, book-banning attention toward controlling content on their children’s iPhones, iPads, and other electronic devices. As of this writing, three of Art Speigelman’s Maus book series are rated, 2, 3, and 7 on Amazon’s best sellers.
I assume some of those McMinn, Tennessee, students might be wondering (and accessing) what they’re missing in that January 26…
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