Maureen Johnson's YA novel, "The Bermudez Triangle" was challenged this summer. Some Mothers in pink jackets decided it wasn't only not appropriate for their kids, they wanted the book moved to the adult section of the library, so no other unsuspecting youths would be exposed to the "inappropriate" content...
Check out Maureen's funny and passionate response to the controversy, here:
Here are the links that Maureen refers to during her video.
The Fox interview (get the ridiculous anchor chiming in that the mothers should really be fighting to BAN the books, not just move them to a different section of the library! Fox is so good at that neutral-being-a-journalist-thing. NOT!)
The Local Florida TV Station's downloadable excerpts from Maureen's "The Bermudez Triangle" are here:
This stuff is ridiculous. Maureen is awesome.
The best revenge to all these book banners? READ her book!
I found out about this at the National Coalition Against Censorship website, here! Check it out. And thanks for Maureen for her permission to share her video here!