Propaganda Poster

Why was my book banned?       Why Was my Book Banned? The Lord of The Flies an extraordinary novel written by William Golding, a bildungsroman about a stranded group of boys who release their inner savagery when rules are removed. The author of this dystopian novel was openly criticized for his extensive commentary…

Literature, Oppression, and Libraries

Ignacio Benito Professor Ms.Meadows Language and Literature December 6, 2016 Literature, Oppression, and Libraries American Library Association (ALA), Founded October 6, 1876. 1936. Chicago, Illinois, United States. Libraries are the birthplace of literature and the sustenance of literacy and enlightenment. To dismiss the importance of these locals is not only to strip a community of…

The Towering Man

The Towering Man. I read because I want to learn I read because I can, yet all I can read is what I am told to read. Books enlighten us, they don’t censor. A  towering man sits over every book with a shimmering red pen he crosses out words, then sentences, then paragraphs, and finally…