A teen book burns at the stake


Francesca Lia Block, an award-winning author of young-adult books (the "Weetzie Bat" series among them), has known for a while now that one of her novels, "Baby Be-Bop" is at the center of a controversy in West Bend, Wis.

A few days ago, she found out that it might be burned at the stake. "Baby Be-Bop" is on a list of titles that a local group calling itself the West Bend Citizens for Safe Libraries objects to seeing in the public library. In February, the group asked the library's board to remove a page of recommended titles about gay and lesbian issues for young people (including "Baby Be-Bop") from the library's Web site. Then they demanded that the books be moved from the youth section of the library and placed with the adult collection, "to protect children from accessing them without their parents' knowledge and supervision."

Full story at Salon.com


Nice to see the 1000 people who signed the petition against these derranged people.

I especially loved this bit:
'The complainants, described as "elderly" by the newspaper'
Sums it up really. Elderly, christian and stupid.

When oh when will someone get round to proposing banning the bible and all Christian books due to their content when this stuff happens? Maybe the normal people can be heard then?

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