Book Ban

Dai Sijie’s Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is being challenged by the Federal Way school district in Washington. The reason? A passage in the book includes a boy and a girl having sex. The shock!! The horror!!

[A student] told his mother, Lori Bridges, that [another] student drew an explicit picture of a boy and girl having sex as part of a class drawing exercise on the book.

Ah, well, then we should ban this book forthwith. Because, you know, boys only draw pictures of people having sex when spurred on by a work of literature.

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