Eleanor & Park & Censorship

September 19, 2013

Right on the edge of Banned Books Week, Rainbow Rowell discusses when Minneapolis’s Anoka-Hennepin school district, the county board, and the local library board censored her from coming to speak about her YA novel Eleanor & Park. “When these people call Eleanor & Park an obscene story, I feel like they’re saying that rising above your situation isn’t possible,” she says.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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