Book ban ignites censorship debate in KS

Just in time for banned books week comes Word From Lawrence Kansas, where they say the Baldwin school board will have a special meeting to discuss a decision by the district’s superintendent to pull the award-winning book “We All Fall Down” from a ninth-grade orientation class.

Though many of the students were already well into the novel, which delves into topics such as teenage alcoholism and violence, Supt. Jim White ordered the book pulled after two complaints from parents.

“It’s a case where one or two parents are forcing their personal beliefs on all students in the district, and that’s wrong,” board member Stacy Cohen said.