Yes Mr. Heretic, life isn't all sweetness and lollipops. But you also
don't have to fill your mind with trash mandated by the government. That
is not banning books, that is good sense. There's a popular book by some
local guy named Mad Dog or Big Dog or some such name. I read that book and
literally lost brain cells. I felt them dying while I was reading. It is one
of those science fiction/fantasy books. He blatantly ripped off Indiana Jones
movies, Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, NCIS and a host of others as
far as the plot. Because I have such a high opinion of that book (the title
escapes me), I think that people shouldn't waste their time. Is that
banning a book? No. It is a plea not to waste time reading it.I
think that any book by Doris Kearns Goodwin or David McCullough is good to read
and beneficial to students.
Ban the books, ban the books, burn the books.Every generation has had is
list of banned books.I only makes them more appealing to naturally curious
children.Life isn't all lollipops sweetness, people would do
well to look beyond their comfort zone occasionally.Knowing about
something doesn't condone it, in fact it makes it easier to recognize.
Those books have appeared on high school recommended reading lists for students.
In one instance I'm personally aware of, a high school girl looked up the
recommended reading lists online, saw Toni Morrison, and decided to read her
book. A short ways into it, she took the book to her father who was shocked at
the content.Utah has no need to use what some national group says is
recommended for our children. We have bright teachers who are well-read. Let
them put a recommended book list together that matches Utah family values.