by Ray Bradbury
Banned Book Week continues through October 6th, and today I’m posting about a book that was required reading in high school. It always amazed me that when I was required to read something I put it off until the last minute because I was certain the teacher didn’t have a clue as to how to pick a good read. I was wrong every time. Fahrenheit 451 was my first intro to Ray Bradbury, and I enjoyed the book a lot. Remember to check back all week to see what book I’m spotlighting this week, and you’ll want to be here on Friday for a special treat.
Ironically, this book is about the topic of censorship and book banning. In late 1998, a parent in Foxworth, Mississippi complained about the usage of the words “God damn” in the book, which was on a required reading list of a West Marion High School English class. The Foxworth school superintendent ordered the teacher to remove the book from the required reading list.
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