Meanwhile, back in Marshall, MOthe new library policy has its first reading and two citizen-democrats showed up to have their say.
Hird was wearing a button that said, “I read banned books.” He brought up the fact that several books that are vital to education have been challenged. They include “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger, “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker, “1984” by George Orwell and others.
“There is nothing wrong in challenging books,” Hird said. He said he read the two books that have been pulled from the library’s shelves.
The other fellow felt different.
Blakely also applied the proposed policy to the banned books. According to Blakely, “Blankets” and “Fun Home” only meet one of the general criteria for selection — the timeliness of the subject matter.
The books go along with the timeliness of the gay/lesbian movement and you would find these types of trash along I-70, Blakely said.