Dy's Take

September 27, 2009

My Banned Book: Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

Filed under: Banned Books — Dy @ 16:09

bbw_keysI chose this one for several reasons:

  • I happen to already have it on audio (from the library)
  • It’s relatively short and my TBR list is anything but short.
  • This one makes me proud to live in Austin, even if my kid doesn’t attend this school (see below).
  • I never wanted to see the movie because of all the fuss—maybe now I will.

(The below is from the 2005-2006 ALA pamphlet listing banned and challenged books for the previous year)

Proulx, Annie. Brokeback Mountain. Scribner. Retained at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin, Tex. (2005). The private school returned a three million dollar donation rather than submit to the donor’s request that the short story be removed from the school’s list of optional reading for twelfth graders.

That, well, that is just frickin’ cool, I don’t care who you are.


1 Comment »

  1. Wow, what a great book to choose (I hadn’t heard that story before), I enjoyed the short story and the movie. Great choice!

    Comment by Candy Beauchamp — September 27, 2009 @ 17:36 | Reply

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