Young Adult Lit/Crit

February 28, 2008

PABBIS (Parents Against Bad Books in Schools)

Filed under: from your prof — sunyprof @ 6:45 am

I hope you have had an opportunity to review PABBIS (Parents Against Bad Books in Schools) website Crutcher references in ch. 15 of SLEDDING HILL. Be sure to take a look at the group’s List of Lists. Read the “essay,” A Bad Book in Your Child’s School and check out the long list of links to sites that “contain useful information related to controversial books in schools.”

After you have taken a look, please share your reactions. KES

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  1. I am shocked and disgusted and angry after checking out the PABBIS sites. In this day and age, there are far worse things to worry about than texts in high schools. And not to dimish the richness and worth of a text, but lets get real here. I would like to think that when they write on their website about pornography in schools, they are refering to some YA text that deals with sex, since so many teens are sexually active. It’s not exactly Playboy. Further, these people are trying to raise children who are not well informed about the world we live in, and that is NOT doing them any favors. Would most of you agree? I mean honestly. What is the world coming to when book lovers and English majors like myself, have to contemplate if Fahrenheit 451, the story about banning and burning books, isn’t so far off the mark? PABBIS should be Parents Against Child Molestors Living Near Schools, or Parents Against School Violence, or Parents Against Bullying or Parents Against Standardized Testing
    …. or instead of always being AGAINST something, perhaps they should work actively FOR something…. However one thing is for certain in my mind, they are not creating a better world, and that is the heart of the issue and why it makes me angry. Thoughts?

    -Mandy

    Comment by mandygrl101 — February 28, 2008 @ 1:35 pm


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