It's never naivete to rage against the machine, especially when you risk becoming a cog in it.
I often wonder what it is that makes a Censor censor. Is it a sense of moral obligation to the populace? Is it a desire to protect children and adult citizens from offensive language, ideas, and situations? Is it an attempt to cast down all of the subjects that run contrary to the ideals the Censor holds dear? In many
If you're going to be at NCTE in Pittsburg the weekend of November 18th (and if you're not, why aren't you?), make sure you attend the panel presentation "Beat Bullying with Books: Teens and Character Meet on Common Ground," featuring CJ Bott, Graham Salisbury, Laurie Halse Anderson, and James Howe. CJ is an expert on bullying in the classroom, and