doctorow at June 6th, 2014 09:39 — #1
peregrinus_bis at June 6th, 2014 09:52 — #2
Just (re) read it. Fantastic. Silly school.
strugglngwriter at June 6th, 2014 10:16 — #3
You are the best Cory. Little Brother is one of my favorite books. Just so enjoyable. I just wish I got to read it when I was a bit younger. And I can't wait until my daughter is a bit older to give it a go.
doctorow at June 6th, 2014 10:22 — #4
Thank you very much -- I'm honored!
doctorow at June 6th, 2014 10:22 — #5
Very glad you enjoyed it!
scrub at June 6th, 2014 10:25 — #6
damagecontrol at June 6th, 2014 10:48 — #7
Good on you - and Tor! Keep on fighting the good fight, spreading awareness and modeling citizen activism!
peregrinus_bis at June 6th, 2014 10:50 — #8
Made sure the wee ones could identify the cover and knew the title; on the bookshelf for a few years while they get through Peppa Pig / Warrior Cats then they can read it!
strugglngwriter at June 6th, 2014 11:04 — #9
She's 8 and gifted. She could certainly physically read it now, but I think maybe around 12-14 or so.
peregrinus_bis at June 6th, 2014 11:08 — #10
@doctorow - did you see the news about Vodafone today?
Open access for "security" forces in various places. I'm amazed they fessed up, but maybe it's simple wisdom - people are becoming more and more aware!
zikzak at June 6th, 2014 11:24 — #11
I love the book, so I'm kinda surprised more schools haven't banned it. It's potent material, and definitely inspires readers to disobey authority, misuse technology, and generally rebel.
From what I know about school administrators, I would think Little Brother would be a lot less welcome than it seems to be. I guess there are a lot of cool english teachers and librarians out there!
alastor at June 6th, 2014 11:53 — #12
I just wanted to say I appreciate your efforts in this Cory and your passion. The video and presentation you made was so sincere, natural and open, the sort of approach that just invites dialogue and communication. I support you in this.
doctorow at June 6th, 2014 12:18 — #13
I think the lesson is that -- despite all the shady attacks on the profession -- most educators are passionate, dedicated and completely on-side with intellectual freedom.
waetherman at June 6th, 2014 12:21 — #14
In my experience, librarians are quiet subversives. Freethinking radicals in horn-rimmed glasses. Freespeaching fanatics who will "shhhh" you with a wink and a nod. Dangerous folks.
charlies at June 6th, 2014 12:26 — #15
I'm okay with students reading Little Brother, unless they're wearing leggings!
matthew_thomas_ at June 6th, 2014 12:48 — #16
Nothing will motivate a bunch of high school kids to do something like telling them it's too subversive and dangerous and that they are not. allowed. to do it.
jonlewis at June 6th, 2014 13:21 — #17
Do they need additional copies or will the 200 do?
ben_guthrie at June 6th, 2014 13:21 — #18
First, I loved the book & homeland as well even though 65 is a bit beyond YA. I substitute teach and have recommended to numerous students since reading it. I've even brought it up in my kindle app and let them peruse it. Just doing my aging hippy bit to subvert the young.
euansmith at June 6th, 2014 13:25 — #19
I'd buy any book this man published...
mister_eppy at June 6th, 2014 13:28 — #20
But...but..but... the school has made rules and those rules must be followed!
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