Thursday, September 30, 2010

Banned Books Week, Day 6

Another book that someone thinks is too dangerous for you to read:

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary (Merriam-Webster). Pulled from the Menifee, Calif. Union School District (2010) because a parent complained when a child came across the term "oral sex." Officials said the district is forming a committee to consider a permanent classroom ban of the dictionary. Seriously? A dictionary, just because of one entry? Has nobody read Fahrenheit 451 or 1984?