This article got my attention. Shesh! Junie B. Jones – she’s hysterical! And yes, grammatically incorrect and all the rest she is accused of. (Oh, I just ended a sentence with a preposition – come get me!!) Junie’s appeal lies as much in her flaws as in her virtues. Ain’t it the true for all of us?
I find it weird that these people get so upset about grammar when there are so many other, more sinister things to be upset about.
Who decided that Paris Hilton is a role model and Junie B. isn’t?
I’ll take Junie B. any day, ya’ll.
Harry Potter is here, of course. And my ol’ buddy Huck Finn is still getting in trouble. (I can’t imagine Samuel Clemens would want it any other way.)
Also on the list: Judy Blume. Maya Angelou. J.D. Salinger. R.L. Stine. Robert Cormier. How dare they write about kids as if they are human beings? How dare they expose our deepest fears and darkest longings? How dare they challenge readers to think and, perhaps, even dream?
HOW DARE THEY WRITE THE TRUTH!
Jean M. Auel????!!!! Madeleine L’Engle????!!!! I know I am a delicate flower of the South, but now I have to smack someone. Hand me my parasol, ya’ll.
And seriously, how can you object to “The Night Kitchen”????
Oh right, nudity, heavens!
I’m proud to say that I have read many of these books. It’s horrifying to think that the so-called PATRIOT Act has been used to subpeona library patron records. [Watch “V for Vendetta“, and see if it doesn’t give you chills of recognition.]
Think I’ll go to the library this weekend and check out some of these books I missed. Why wait until Banned Books Week (Sept. 29-October 6)?
Ya’ll wanna come with?