Little Brother challenged in Florida high school

For the first time, one of my books has been challenged. The students at Booker T Washington High in Pensacola, Florida were to be assigned Little Brother for their summer One School/One Book read. At the last instant -- and over the objections of the head of the English department and the chief librarian -- the principal reversed the previous approval and seems to have cancelled the One School/One Book program outright. My amazing publishers, Tor Books, have volunteered to send 200 copies to the school for the students to read, and I'll participate in a videoconference with the students in the coming school year. Read all about it on Boing Boing.

2 Responses to “Little Brother challenged in Florida high school”

  1. Laura Foley says:

    I have just purchased your novel, Little Brother, for myself and for my children to read. The recent controversy in the news about the Pensacola, FL, reading program being cancelled due to the selection of this book was great conversation fodder around my house. I told my 11-year-old son to never stop questioning authority. It drives me crazy, of course, when he questions mine, but I'd much rather have a kid who pushes back than a complacent yes-boy. When his little brother is old enough, I want him to read the book, too.

    Please let me know if you receive a greater percentage of the profits if I were to purchase Homeland directly from you. Otherwise, I'll place my order through another source.

    Keep up the good work and non carborundum illegitamati!

    • Cory Doctorow says:

      Thank you, Laura! I do indeed get a small extra royalty when you follow one of the links on my "buy it" page to buy the book, but it's just a few cents. Please buy it in the most convenient way for you!

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