Gift incarcerated readers with three titles deemed too scandalous for our youth: Maus, The Bluest Eye, and An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. 3 works for $30 (38% off retail).
Following January's campaign on behalf of Books Through Bars NYC (collecting 450 books!), we take on the thorny topic of censorship.
Lately, school boards across the country have taken an active stance against classic works of literature as well as contemporary social examinations that might scandalize our youth. While many prison systems also have a heavy hand when it comes to banning books, these examples have escaped their suppression. The three we are including have been in the news of late: Maus--Art Spiegelman's wrenching graphic novel about the Holocaust--recently removed from the 8th grade curriculum of Tennessee's McMinn County School; The Bluest Eye--Toni Morrison's brutally honest novel of the psychological toll of racism--stripped from the libraries in Missouri's Wentzville School District; and An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States--Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz's alternative reframing of the American narrative--one of over 800 books selected by Texas state representative Matt Krause in a witch hunt to purge books from schools that might generate "discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress."
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