Posted on August 31, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
From the coverage we've seen of authors reacting to news that their books were challenged or banned, it's not something they embrace.
But it's especially galling when it's your home state — one where you still live — that's pushing back against your work.
At least that's the case for author John Green (and it makes sense to me, as someone with home-state pride).
Green isn't unfamiliar with efforts to limit access to his novels; the first of them, Looking for Alaska, has been under fire for the past fifteen years because of mentions of drugs and sex.
But a recent push at Indiana's Hamilton East Public Library to move more than 1,800 YA books — including his own — out of reach feels personal to him.
Read about Green's reaction to this particular book restriction effort in The New York Times.
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