The Day They Came to Arrest the Book

by Nat Hentoff | Entertainment |
ISBN: 3464050262 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghank-chinaskiwing of Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 8/21/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by winghank-chinaskiwing from Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, August 21, 2020
A concerned father of one of the students of George Mason Senior High School objects to one of the school books and demands it be excluded from reading lists and from the school library because of racist content. The headmaster, trying to avoid trouble, wants the book to be removed silently, but the school librarian and a history teacher strongly oppose and insist on keeping the book unless an independent jury decides otherwise. So the book is being put on trial... The book, by the way, is Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn! A bunch of utopic nonsense, you say? Better think again. Although the story is fictional, it reflects common practice at schools throughout the USA, and Huckleberry Finn indeed holds a #5 rank in the list of the most challenged books of the recent years.

"Did you always want to be a librarian?" Barney asked.
"Just about always. I mean, where else can you be surrounded by friends who never die? I guess that sounds funny."

Journal Entry 2 by winghank-chinaskiwing at Picknick am Hangeweiher in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, August 27, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (8/28/2021 UTC) at Picknick am Hangeweiher in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany


Coming along to the Aachen picknick - in case anyone fancies English books.

Journal Entry 3 by wingSamingowing at Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, August 30, 2021
the trigger was 'arrest the book' - now the book is waiting to be read...

Journal Entry 4 by wingSamingowing at Tornesch, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Sunday, October 30, 2022
Interesting book, interesting topic. I cannot understand how people can discuss about banning books from school libraries.
And that they really do it.

Released 1 mo ago (12/5/2022 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Schleswig-Holstein Germany


2022, Adventskalender, Türchen Nr. 5
Ich wünsche gute Unterhaltung!

Journal Entry 6 by bluezwuzl at Altdorf (Niederbayern), Bayern Germany on Monday, December 5, 2022
Many thanks for this interesting book!
I often wonder, how easily people are prepared to ban books, books they even haven't read themselves, as the campaign against Harry Potter Books in school libraries clearly shows...
And many thanks for the chocolates, the bc-goodies, and the nice card!

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