Access to Gossip Girls May Be ‘Only in Your Dreams’ for Teens in Leesburg

kr2rp100In April we reported on a book challenge after two parents  called for the removal of Maureen Johnson’s The Bermudez Triangle and Ceicly von Ziegesar’s Gossip Girls: Only in Your Dreams from the Leesburg Public Library.  In June, we were excited to offer an update full of good news. Yet somehow we are still holding our breath…

On Monday the Leesburg City Commission is scheduled to meet to hear the appeal which will determine the ultimate fate of these books at the Leesburg Public Library. With this in mind, the Kids’ Right to Read Project has written to the City Commission. Click here to see KRRP’s letter and here to let the Commission know what you think.

In the past supporters of free speech have responded to challenges and bans in numerous ways, including by using social network website like  Facebook to create groups and causes as well as petitions. Individuals have organized marches, ‘read-ins’ and other events; tweeting to spread the word.


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4 Responses to Access to Gossip Girls May Be ‘Only in Your Dreams’ for Teens in Leesburg

  1. Ashley says:

    This is just stupid… Tell kids not to read something and they will all find a way to do it.

  2. Dan Kleinman says:

    Will you post here the response to the KRRP letter? Thank you.

  3. Dan Kleinman says:

    I have written the following blog post:

    Leesburg, FL, Misled by NCAC and ABFFE; Both Write Letter Filled with False and Misleading Statements; Kids’ Right to Read Project Misleads.”

    Readers of this NCAC blog ought to consider what I have written.

    I only wish the NCAC would address real censorship, instead of legal action the NCAC simply opposes on political grounds.

  4. Dusty Matthews says:

    The Leesburg Public Library staff members have proposed a compromise. It has been approved by the Library Advisory Board and will be presented to the Leesburg City Commissioners at the meeting on Monday, September 28th.

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