Gimbling in the Wabe – Second Chances, Redux

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This week, I was planning to write on the unhappy phenomenon of banned books.  However, every time I sat down to do this my thoughts went back to a year ago, when the attempt to ban a book I thought was wonderful played across the headlines of my own local newspaper.  I wrote about the [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Much Ado About Nothing

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On June 6, 2014, freelance journalist Ruth Graham wrote an article for the online magazine Slate entitled “Against YA” that was published with the tagline, “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.”  Using as her main examples John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Rainbow [….]