Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Judith Krug Dies

You're probably going "Who's Judith Krug?" She may not be a name that everyone recognizes but she was an important lady. She fought against the banning of books in school libraries. She helped keep books like Cather in the Rye, Huckleyberry Finn, and others available to kids to read. Go here and read more about her. I know I've told this story before, but when I was a kid my parents let my brother and I read whatever we were capable of. I remember when I was around twelve or so and this girl that was in college saw a book I was reading and was astonished that my parents would allow me to read it. Reading is learning and learning is a good thing. We owe a lot to this lady and others like her.

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Janey... said...

what was the book you were reading?

JohnH985 said...

I hate to say over this time I don't remember. It wasn't anything really bad, just something that she thought someone my age wouldn't be reading.

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