Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Right to Read: Censorship is Not the Answer, but Respectful, Compassionate Conversation Is

This past week, one of the authors of All American Boys, Brendan Kiely, sent out a tweet asking for teacher and student assistance:

Now, while there is nothing new about a "fear" that knowledge will bring, there is something uniquely depressing about each time it occurs. 

Below is the letter I sent in support [ed. slightly for length/audience]. May we all do all we can to continue to fight for literature, and the right to read. Especially with books so worth reading.