The “Bad” Author Myth

October 17, 2013 | 1 book mentioned 1

On the heels of a New Mexico school district banning Neverwhere because a mother considered it “R-rated,” Neil Gaiman delivered a lecture for the Reading Agency about the importance of libraries and reading for children. “It’s tosh. It’s snobbery and it’s foolishness. There are no bad authors for children, that children like and want to read and seek out, because every child is different,” he said about banning books.

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

One comment:

  1. As a public school librarian in the states, I am in the unusual position of having to convince educators of the importance of reading. Oh for a Reading Agency here!

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