Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pro-library editorial

... from novelist Karin Slaughter.  Here's the paragraph I liked best:

"Reading develops cognitive skills. It trains your mind to question what you are told, which is why the first thing dictators do when they come to power is censor or ban books. It’s why it was illegal for so many years to teach slaves to read. It’s why girls in developing countries have acid thrown in their faces going to school."



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