John Green’s Not Looking for Controversy

Looking For Alaska, like many books, has been banned by certain communities and schools for containing material perceived as offensive. In 2008, teachers at a high school near Buffalo, New York, wanted to use the book for instruction but were challenged by members of the community. What follows is author John Green’s video-response.

What do you think about the censoring, banning, or editing of books? What do make of John Green’s explanation for his inclusion of candid, graphic scenes?

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