Posted on May 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Author Dave Eggers learned recently that a South Dakota school district had declared certain books to be inappropriate, meaning they'd be marked as surplus — and destroyed.
And so he's fighting back.
The Guardian reports that Eggers will send any Rapid City high-schooler a copy of the following books, at no cost, if they email his publishing company's executive director at amanda (at) daveeggers.net:
The Circle, by Dave Eggers
How Beautiful We Were, by Imbolo Mbue
Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernardine Evaristo
“The mass destruction of books by school boards is an unconscionable horror, and the freethinking young people of South Dakota shouldn’t be subjected to it,” Eggers said, according to the Guardian.
“... For every copy the school board destroys, let’s add a new one to the local circulation.”
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