Monday, January 4, 2010

Yet another reason to admire Carrie Ryan

I was just quietly jumping up and down with glee when I found out that Carrie Ryan will be visiting Kepler's with her new book, The Dead-Tossed Waves. And then I went on to read her blog. And sometimes you understand just why you admire some authors so. Carrie talks about teens and their reality and why people try to ban books in both classrooms and libraries and I simply wanted to cheer. She writes so eloquently on such a serious subject and I couldn't agree more. Not talking about issues does not make them go away, does not give anyone any answers, it just keeps people sheltered. Reading is not a means of brainwashing but books can certainly expand horizons, and give people hope. How can you be unafraid to tackle issues if you're not even allowed to read about them?

Read Carrie's blog post here.

1 comment:

Alicia said...

I am sooooo glad you guys are having Carrie Ryan come!! I am super excited!