Katherine Patterson Quote

“All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -- that book I abhor -- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.”

Ratings and Comments

Joe, Rochester, MI

Same with our rights. Let one person ban one gun and the rest will be banned. "And then we will have no [rights] left on the shelf for any of us." Our rights are being eliminated, one Amendment at a time.

Mike Klaszky, Glassboro, NJ

Our right to choose is a right that should be held sacred to all. Patterson's quote made me reflect on many of our rights as Americans. We should guard these with all of our might.

Anonymous, Raleigh, NC

Let the conservative Christians come and disagree. I remember a little gift God gave man. Some call it the greatest gift of all. I call it "Free Will".

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Squwid    11/29/05

I love books, I read all the time. And think everyone has the right to pick-up a good book and read it!

Taylor and Austin, Birmingham AL

That Katherine Paterson should make a sequel to The Same Stuff as Stars, and also make it a movie.

Aero, Rockville, MD

what is your goal in writing

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anonymous    1/2/15

Ahhh, the beauties of censorship.

Mike, Norwalk

The more I research the web for constitutional issues and cases to support legal proceedings, the once vast availability is now dwindling rapidly. - welcome to Amerika.


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