Tonight, Thursday July 24, at 6 p.m., the Cape Henlopen School Board is meeting again to discuss possible reconsideration of their earlier decision to remove emily m. danforth’s novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post from the Cape Henlopen High School’s summer reading list.
In the radio interview linked above, danforth talks to local radio show host Susan Monday about the censorship of her novel and the reactions she has received in the last few weeks. In conclusion, danforth noted:
"There will be people who will read the entire novel and will still perhaps be offended by it or not interested in it. That happens in any community, but the issue and the objection to the board’s decision here — and the biggest issue with them not following their own protocol and their own procedure — is that everyone has a right to have their voice heard. Every parent and the students as well.
"To the members of the school board … I think at the very least they need to admit that they did not follow their own procedures and protocols in the first place."
For previous updates on the Cameron Post situation, go here.
We know Kamala Khan is popular, but what does a sixth printing really mean?
Kamala Khan has enraptured the world as many times as she’s saved it. Now, the plucky Pakistani-American teen who made history as the new Ms Marvel, comics’ first ever lead Muslim superhero, is getting a rare sixth printing—and heralding a new era of diversity in comics.
Although the world of comics occupies an increasingly large part of the pop cultural domain—last year the industry did about $800 million in sales—the number of people who actually buy comics is relatively small. Most comics only average about 3,000 copies per printing; with Kamala now on her sixth printing, she’s headed towards a whopping 20,000 print copies sold.
Still, to put things in perspective, sixth printings are major milestones in the world of comics. Spider-Man Issue #583, the one with President Obama on the cover, only made it to a fifth printing despite making international headlines. Kamala now joins an elite lineup of bestselling comics that have performed beyond all expectations.
SEE, PUBLISHING WORLD!!
Not only is diversity interesting and cool and fun and healthy and good for everyone, IT FREAKING SELLS!
Signal boost, please!
Stretches that improve different aspects of your body.
[It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.] Charlotte was both.
from Charlotte’s Web
[As he peered ahead into the great land that stretched before him, the way seemed long.] But the sky was bright, and he somehow felt that he was headed in the right direction.
from Stuart Little
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Sufjan Stevens on kissing