Neil Gaiman’s response to his book being banned is perfect

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In banned book news, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere has been taken off the shelves in a New Mexico school district due to the complaints of, seemingly, a single upset mother. The book has been on the school’s required reading list since 2004.

In a speech delivered in London, Gaiman has responded to the news with about as much equanimity and wisdom as you can expect in such a situation. Here’s what he said about adults who try to control what kids read:

I don’t think there is such a thing as a bad book for children…

There are no bad authors for children, that children like and want to read and seek out, because every child is different. They can find the stories they need to, and they bring themselves to stories.

A hackneyed, worn-out idea isn’t hackneyed and worn out to them. This is the first time the child…

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