Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.
Author John Green responds (video from YouTube) to the claims of parents in a New York school district that his book Looking for Alaska is pornographic and therefore unsuitable for 11th grade classroom use.
In 1973, a North Dakota school board head ordered that all of the district's copies of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five (search for book in library catalog) be burned. Vonnegut wrote an impassioned letter (see text by Vonnegut at Letters of Note) in response, which actor Benedict Cumberbatch read (video from YouTube; also embedded below) at the 2014 Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts in Wales.
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