I share this story because it’s at the heart of the problem with current messaging about banned books.
This is why I was stunned when I learned that a school district in Leander, Texas, had elected to remove my award-winning memoir, Ordinary Hazards, from their curriculum.
Banning books, ripping them from classroom shelves, de-facto censorship at the point of publication—what the bleep is going on, here? Okay. I’ll try to calm down, but the effort required is tremendous. Deep breaths. Let me begin, again. When I was a little girl, I was an avid reader. The library was my sanctuary, and story […]