I have read a number of the banned books. Hmmmm… is that why I am so corrupt? (Uhmmm, yeah, RIGHT.) I don’t think books should be banned – I think parents should pay attention to what their children are reading and make that decision. My mother would sometimes read the books before she would let me read them, and she never once said that I couldn’t read one of them. She did talk to me after I read a few of the Judy Blume books – but it was a good sounding board, a good starting point for us. Reading all of those books was a good thing in my opinion. Anything to foster the joy of reading. I love to read!
“[I]t’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.” — Judy Blume
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” — Benjamin Franklin