Going Under, the first book in the Something in the Water series, arrives Tuesday, September 5!

 

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The History of Banning Books

The History of Banning Books

Banning books is a pretty big deal. People tend to think of a book ban as an impediment to free speech, and many pooh-pooh those who support book bans as too prudish or otherwise prescriptive. If you don’t like a book, simply don’t read it. Others, specifically those advocating for a book ban, feel that some books present dangerous ideas. This is especially true when those books are aimed at or made available to vulnerable populations, such as children.