I have to say, I really don't understand what's wrong with people sometimes. Back in March, I posted on two books that I believed were must reads for all teenage girls. One of those books was Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Now, that book is under attack for being "soft porn" by someone who is obviously clueless as to the dangers of book banning and censorship just because the subject matter might be disturbing.
ultimately sheds light on how ugly things can get and the importance of speaking out. Not only is Speak NOT pornography, but I view it, and other books like it, as a golden opportunity for parents to talk to their children about these unsettling issues openly in a safe environment. I have two teenage daughters and they will both be reading this book.
I won't quote Wesley Scroggins post on the subject, but this is Laurie Halse Anderson's response to it.
Please don't let narrow minds rule the day. Fight censorship.
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