Looking for Alaska, written by acclaimed young adult author John Green, was taken out of classroom libraries in New Jersey after a parent complained of sexual content. One parent. The superintendent removed it immediately after hearing the complaint. No process. No vote. He just removed it.
This award winning book had been on the shelves for years before this happened.
Other parents and students spoke up and it’s now back on the shelves. What does this say about the importance of your voice? What about your freedom to share it?
Want to know more? Check out this article from the National Coalition Against Censorship.
Read the book then tell us what you think!