Monday, June 22, 2009

Warning Labels on Books?

A group of parents wants to remove Sherman Alexie's YA novel, The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian, from a reading list for high school freshman. A spokesperson for the group thinks books like this (books that won the National Book Award?) should carry "warning labels." How about, "Beware: Great Writing Within -- May Cause Mind to Expand."

See the article in the Chicago Tribune.

H/T Kathy

updated (6/23): no banishment, apparently: Publishers Weekly

1 comment:

Kevin Watson said...

Shame on Alexie for using the word "boner" around young teens. He's going to warp their minds!