One Cannot Ban Maus Without First Banning the Internet.

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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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