Book banning sparks book giveaway

Fang-Face writes There is an older report in the Lawrence Journal-World, from 30 Oct, about an exercise in answering censorship with more free speech.

Most people attending tonight’s high school football game between Baldwin and Perry-Lecompton probably will be there to cheer the teams. But four Baldwin High School students have another purpose: protesting a book banning.

Lynne Lanners, a Baldwin High School sophomore, and three fellow students will hand out copies of Robert Cormier’s “We All Fall Down” at Liston Stadium in Baldwin to protest the school board’s Monday night decision to keep the banned book out of classrooms.

“Basically we are just protesting the banning of the book out of (Supt. Jim) White’s classrooms, because it is in conflict with school board policy,” Lanners said.

The page includes links to five previous articles tracking this particular movement.