A timely lesson on stories and human freedom from Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes"
I read Angela's Ashes some years ago. Did not like it -- hated the idea of such useless, irresponsible parents, who put their own needs before those of their children. Several of my friends (all mothers) also didn't like the book for that reason. The banning of books is terrible. People are now in favor of this, not wanting their children to know anything about the real world; racism (To Kill a Mockingbird) and the holocaust (The Diary of Ann Frank). If they don't like these books, they shouldn't allow their children to read them; but they are works of literature and shouldn't be banned to everyone. Don't they realize that someday books they prefer could join those on the banned list? Even the Bible contains lots of immorality and violence. Here we see a slippery slope.