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?