Friday, September 26, 2014

Ban This Book!


“Captain Underpants has topped the most challenged books list for two years now and [Dav] Pilkey is also baffled by his notoriety. He suspects the book’s anti-authoritarian tone may be to blame.

“‘I don’t consider the books to be anti-authoritarian,’ he says, ‘but I do think it is important, if you think something is wrong, to question authority — because, you know, there are villains in real life, and they don’t always wear black capes and black hats. Sometimes they’re dressed like authority figures. And kids need to know that it’s important to question them.’”

—Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, the most banned book in America, in Lynn Neary’s “Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics,” National Public Radio, Sept. 24, 2014

Editorial Comment: Who says?

Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27  
Banned Books By The Numbers 
Opinion: Book nazis—Keep your mitts off my reading lists!

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

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