Monday, September 27, 2010
ban banns banner banned...bananas!
There's something rotten in the state of the union when we still (or again) have to worry about books being banned or worse, burned. To those who would apply a banal coat of Ban to any book whose smelly armpits offend their tender sensibilities, let us make this week a banner week and "publish the banns," making the announcement of a forthcoming marriage between ourselves and every reader's right to access the literature of her choice.
To do otherwise is contrary to the American ideal of freedom and is crazy enough to give innocent bananas a bad name.
Thanks to the Office for Intellectual Freedom at the ALA for leading the way; get on the bandwagon here !