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Things to Ban Instead of Commonly Banned Books

I don’t often copy from other blogs, but IMHO The Hairpin scored major points here and I feel the need to blockquote a couple of samples:

Commonly Banned: The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger.
Ban Instead: Explanations of why The Catcher in the Rye is overrated to people who’ve just said that it’s meaningful to them; attempts to talk people out of liking books that they like, in general.

Commonly Banned: The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.
Ban Instead: Eye-rolling at me when I shout “I volunteer!” to do household chores, or give the three-fingered District 12 sign of respect to the security cameras at Forever 21. I’m not just a pawn in their Games, guys.

Brilliant. Read the whole thing.

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