Monday, May 17, 2010

Challenge Update and a Winner!

Thank you so much to all of my new blog followers!  I rolled a D20 this morning to get my winning number, and it was 9. Skipping past all of my comments brought me to ...  Amy Jo Lavin!  Amy, send me an email @ julie@juliehalpern.com, and let me know which book you would like and your address!  I saw that Amy is a high school teacher, so that's perfect!  Congratulations!

In challenge news, GET WELL SOON is almost up for its big shebang over in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  This woman, Ann Wentworth, is raising a stink about three books.  She already tried to get WHAT MY MOTHER DOESN'T KNOW, by the darling and brilliant Sonya Sones, banned.  A huge meeting, reading, and waste of everyone's time later, the book was (huzzah!) retained in the middle school.  And yet, Ann Wentworth keeps going.  She is now on to the FOURTH SUMMER OF THE SISTERHOOD.  And then, my book, GET WELL SOON.  You can read all about it here.  The most disgusting piece of this article, well, the most newly disgusting piece, since the older disgusting piece is that she wants to tell other people's children what they can and cannot read, is that now she thinks she and her cronies can tell an educated librarian what to do.  For that I CANNOT STAND.  Maybe you should go get your Master's in Library and Information Science, Ms. Wentworth, and get a job in your own school where people want their children to be sheltered and belittled and disrespected.  For now, it's time to stop wasting taxpayer's and educator's money and time.  And for heaven's sake, stop humiliating your daughter.

3 comments:

Natalie Whipple said...

Yay for Amy Jo! And man, those book banners. They make me want to roll my eyes like I'm still in high school.

Julie H said...

I love that so many people write into this newspaper's website. The comments are great.

Amy Jo Lavin said...

Thanks Julie! And Natalie (who referred me to the website)!