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15. title dropping
Sat May 27, 2023, 09:13 AM
May 2023

Last edited Sat May 27, 2023, 10:46 AM - Edit history (1)

The school and library might not be allowed to have the book, but people who want their kids to learn will give their kids access and their kids will tell others. With the Internet, maybe banning a traditional print book won't be as successful as it was in the 1930s and earlier.

There are a number of websites that offer free access to literally millions of books

Gutenberg Project
Internet Public Library
Internet Archive
Library of Congress
OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network)
I worked at a public library when the Internet was just starting up. The Ohio library systems linked, so you can log in to your home library and from there, link to other libraries linked in. This is a nationwide, by now, worldwide network of resources.

With a bit of effort, there are a number of ways to access books. If you can't get them in your state, ask friends and relatives to send copies. Start book clubs. Read to your kids.

Ending this, it is ironic that people seeking knowledge will end up hiding in catacombs like the early christians had to.

Well said. Let's celebrate that student. I'd like to know more about them. yardwork May 2023 #1
Banning books means no chance of getting the book. jimfields33 May 2023 #6
No, that's not what it means. Mariana May 2023 #8
Books are being banned in schools and libraries. yardwork May 2023 #11
title dropping Marthe48 May 2023 #15
Well-educated, progressive parents will ensure that their children have books. yardwork May 2023 #18
I hope that kids keep surprising us Marthe48 May 2023 #26
That isn't the point of a library. edisdead May 2023 #19
Not sure what you mean Marthe48 May 2023 #27
The problem is today's Republicans don't want to be known as the good guys Walleye May 2023 #2
That is such an important point. yardwork May 2023 #12
It makes me sick to see the selfishness surrounding the student loan forgiveness Walleye May 2023 #13
The written words attributed to Jesus are completely ignored. yardwork May 2023 #14
But they're reliably the first to take to the "holier than thou" podium calimary May 2023 #32
There are also many on the right who believe they recieve "new prophecy" about the current state of Axelrods_Typewriter May 2023 #39
I don't know, but even the Old Testament (their preferred source) warns of false prophets. yardwork May 2023 #40
Big, big, big, big KNR. NNadir May 2023 #3
Kick dalton99a May 2023 #4
K & R...nt Wounded Bear May 2023 #5
Granbury ISD is in Texas, southwest of Ft. Worth. Lonestarblue May 2023 #7
Granbury is where Elmer lived.. Beachnutt May 2023 #9
What a perfectly worded statement! DFW May 2023 #10
Man-oh-man did I love that album when I was a kid! calimary May 2023 #22
People who are scared of books are sad people LetMyPeopleVote May 2023 #16
The utter shame those ADULT school board members NoMoreRepugs May 2023 #17
wow.....i dont remember being that aware during HS! samnsara May 2023 #20
... Major Nikon May 2023 #21
Kick. n/t Upthevibe May 2023 #23
If you ban books for certain parents' rights, you deny parental rights for those who feel their chil keithbvadu2 May 2023 #24
Wow! Outstanding! Give that kid a scholarship vlyons May 2023 #25
Message auto-removed Name removed May 2023 #28
Nailed it. republianmushroom May 2023 #29
The millions of adult magats might as well had the books banned, because they housecat May 2023 #30
All the books are in a data base. The Jungle 1 May 2023 #31
Here is the video of the Granbury ISD student quoted above Celerity May 2023 #33
Book banning fighter Chrisdutch May 2023 #34
Granbury where? Laura PourMeADrink May 2023 #35
It's a complicated way of saying it, but he's not wrong FakeNoose May 2023 #36
K&R Blue Owl May 2023 #37
K&R, uponit7771 May 2023 #38
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