I read this article yesterday by Lauren Evans of the Gothamist. The quick and dirty of it: Some New York parents are celebrating their triumph over indecency by banning a book (are we still banning books?!?) because it covered such unthinkable topics as masturbation. Can you imagine 11-year-olds learning about such things through school?
I encourage you to read Lauren’s article, and when you’re done with that revisit a classic. And hope that one day the madness will end.
Also, thanks to Greg Toppo for tweeting about the article in the first place.