Leesburg mom not giving up on
library book warning-label campaign
There's this article about a mom that has a campaign going on concerning book labeling. I found out about it from a post on Twitter. Let's just say Maureen Johnson is not happy...
"A Leesburg mother who successfully challenged the young-adult book policy at the Leesburg Public Library is expanding her campaign, hoping to get warning labels placed on some books in libraries across the county."
Seriously? She was SUCCESSFUL? That is crap. Sheltering children is just not good. Topics like sex, drugs, teen pregnancy, rape, and other controversies are OUT THERE. Kids are going to know about them, and it's better that they know about them through a GOOD resource as are books.
"Fechtel said two books in particular — The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson and Only in Your Dreams: A Gossip Girl Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar — had vulgar content, such as teen sex, and depicted illegal acts such as drug use."
Books that talk about this kind of behavior, and really any book Ive read that talks about this kind of behavior, always aim to the same goal, and that goal is to let teens know that these behaviors always bring bad consequences, that that path never brings positive things. These kind of books don't, and I quote, "glorifying illegal behavior" they do exactly the opposite! I don't know either of these authors very well, but Ive seen these authors in videos, Ive seen the soul in their books, and they are so much better than what these mother portraits them to be!
"What we're talking about here [are books] depicting a lifestyle that just doesn't work if they're going to be the leaders of our nation," she said. "It's a shame that we as a community are feeding [teens] this kind of garbage."
GARBAGE!? Do you have any idea how many people have found answers to their questions in books?! Books are enlightening!! This quote makes me sad. Garbage... Such a bad word for books =[
What's next? They are going to ban these books? Because you know how the drill goes, first they single them out, then they ban.
This women should just teach their children whats right and whats wrong and get the hell over it. Return to their lives. Stop trying to be the saviors of us all, and just go back to being a mom. And this doesn't mean I don't support women who are trying to make a difference, I so support that, but I don't like where this is going. And I just wish they would just let it go.