Looking for Alaska is Looking for Support

   

For those of you who have read Looking for Alaska by John Green, you know it is a great book! And a Printz Award winner at that! For those of you who have not read it, well you should and soon so you can sound off on this issue as well! You will find it very much worth your time. However a group of individuals in Depew near Buffalo, New York have decided they would like it kept out of the classroom. It has been suggested as a title for an eleventh grade english class and the parents of those students have signed releases for their children to read it. However some think they should keep it out of their hands despite the parents blessing and the fact that the work is a wonderful book for high school students. They claim it is “pornographic” and “disgusting” which I have to say is rather ridiculous. Besides the fact that the children in question have parents who have agreed to their studying the book in English class.

     To help out John Green is requesting those in support of the book send an email to sparksflyup@gmail.com. Just some support to show you care! This title is wondeful book for teens and older readers.  Here is a review of the title.

You can also visit John’s Blog for more information as well.

Leave a comment

Filed under Banned Books, Young Adult Books

Let's Talk....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s