Eleanor & Park and censorship

Eleanor & Park is a highly acclaimed YA novel about two isolated, marginalized teenagers who fall in love and become a support for each other as they deal with bullying, racism, and abusive home life.

Mallory Ortberg at The Toast talks to author Rainbow Rowell about her experience with censorship of her book in the Anoka-Hennepin school district in Minnesota:

Two parents, with the support of the district’s Parents Action League have convinced the Anoka-Hennepin school district, the county board, and the local library board to cancel her events next week – calling Eleanor & Park a “dangerously obscene” book, demanding that it be removed from library shelves and asking that school librarians be disciplined for choosing it.

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