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February 18, 2007

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I put in my 2 cents from the teacher perspective at A Year of Reading.

You were right, here is the NPR link: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7484149

I also have my opinions as a school librarian up at www.librarystew.blogspot.com - what a week for me to start a blog about school libraries- lol!

Thanks for that link, Kathy. NPR often water skis off the New York Times' boat, so I am not surprised.

And welcome to blog-land. You're right--what a week!

When I started my blog in 2005, it wasn't long before there was a brouhaha over "King & King" in Oklahoma with the legislature getting involved and everything.

I missed the "King & King" fuss! Must go look it up. The NY Times's slant on this kind of bugged me--I didn't go into it in my post, but I wish they'd focused a bit more on librarians who *weren't* planning to ban the book despite potential controversy. I understand that isn't newsworthy in the same way, but still--almost all the school librarians I know are much more staunch in their/our defense of intellectual freedom than the bunch quoted in the Times.

Susan,
I have posted about the book here. I know librarians who will hesitate to put it in the library

http://maclibrary.edublogs.org/2007/02/19/the-higher-power-of-lucky-why-select-this-book/

As my husband put it, someone needs to write The Scrotum Monologues, the play.

Thanks for the links. I'm going to go read further . . . I've been avoiding reading them lately; so depressing!

Jules, absolutely on the Monologues.

The whole thing is depressing, I agree.

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