If you’re like us, the recent removal of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere from Alamogordo Public School classrooms has caused you to feel anything from confusion to just-plain-no-way-you-can’t-be-serious anger. Now you can take action:
A parent in Alamogordo has started a petition on Change.org and you can add your signature. State and local supporters’ voices will be the most powerful, but a nationwide showing of enthusiasm for the book will be impressive too.
Tell the school board that censorship is a slippery slope.
District residents can also voice their opinions on this subject (in 300 words or fewer) directly to the board on the district’s website.
As Alamogordo High School English teacher Pam Thorpe said, “We cannot allow one person to tell other people what they are allowed to read.”
Stand with us, other community members and teachers like Ms. Thorpe against the threat of censorship.