“Handmaid’s Tale” and “Potter” the literary works that generate the most complaints | AP
Among the literary stories that generate the most complaints in school and library settings are rabbit from the family of Vice President Mike Pence, classics of J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood.
The Library Association of the United States (ALA) published last Monday a list of the books with the most criticism from parents and other members of the community.
Some of the Titles appearing within this list, at the top are “George”(“ George: Just be yourself ”) by Alex Gino and“ Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out ”by Susan Kuklin, both mentioned for their transgender content. The Third place It was for the popular “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” a gay parody of “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” written by Pence’s wife, Karen, and daughter Charlotte. .
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“The continuous attacks on these literary works constitute the wave of criticism that have turned them white in recent years. ” Deborah Caldwell Stone, who heads the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the library association.
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It also added that the complaints not only came from ordinary people, but also from organizations like Florida Citizens Alliance, which published a list of “Prohibited Content” in Florida Public Schools including “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini and a book in the new poll of TO, By the author Cory Silverberg.
We are seeing efforts across the country, ”Stone said.
On the other hand, in this list also appear other works that include books of “Harry Potter“By Rowling themselves who for years have received criticism from religious groups for topics related to witchcraft to Atwood’s dystopian history”The Handmaid’s Tale”(“ The Tale of the Maid ”). Among many other titles that address issues that are condemned by various groups in society with inappropriate themes.
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The Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom registered 377 complaints, compared to 347 in 2018. TO defines an “objection” as “a formal written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that the materials be removed for their content or for inappropriateness.”
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