In case you have missed it, this is exactly what some politicians have been doing.
Read more here.
When I was a kid, no one monitored what I was reading.
Not at all.
Should they have been? In some cases, yes.
It is not that the books should have been taken from me. It's just that if you know what your kid is reading, you know what you need to be discussing with them.
We watched "Undeniable" Saturday night. As always, the stories break your heart, but to be perfectly honest with you, equally horrifying was hearing a group of high school students in Texas say that they had heard of the holocaust before, but could not answer the most basic of questions about it, Texas being the same state where the school board took the stance that if the Holocaust was to be taught in school, the opposing view needed to provided to the children for context.
Horrifying to think that a child might be learning that Hitler had a point...
I e-mailed our public library. If they do not have a copy of 'Maus' on hand, I've offered to buy and donate three copies.