Cheryl Rainfield’s Scars is being challenged in Boone County Kentucky by clicking the link you can go to Cheryl’s site and read her plea on why teens need this book. You can contact the library via their contact form, or on Twitter. I know it is an emotional situation but let’s try to keep it professional if you decide to contact them.
Censorship in a public library is so wrong on so many levels. The libraries that we are all fighting for more funding for are the hubs and basis of literature in our communities and they must stand strong and stand by the choices of what they bring in on the shelves. They cannot be allowed to cow to several hundred loud talkers when even one child could benefit from reading a book.
I grew up not far from Boone County, I will never go back to the deep South again, at least not until as a whole we as a Southern people can say “It’s okay to be gay, it is okay to be different in any way.” Let us open our minds and not take literature that we deem inappropriate away from others. Your version of morally wrong is more than likely way different than my version of morally wrong.
Teens are pressured from so many more outlets than ever before. The joys of social media and networking makes a living hell of those few hours at home a day that used to be bully free. Kids are made fun of for a myriad of reasons and any book that can speak to any child is okay in my universe.
Speak Loudly! and let our voices be heard over those who would deny those who may not be able to speak for themselves.
I will give away 3 copies of Cheryl’s Scars to those who comment here and who will speak loudly with me.