Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Author: Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher has a heartfelt and poignant response to the controversy and censorship of his short story "Telephone Man" which appears in the book Athletic Shorts.

Crutcher's powerful writing speaks to so many young people and adults. This episode echoes another recent attempt to censor The Giver, in Kansas and Missouri. Those calling for these books to be removed from the curriculum have missed the entire point of the stories.

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