How to ban a book in your local school

Graphic blogs are all the rage these days, but I’ve never tried doing one. I’m not really much of an artist. I was, however, a computer science major back in the days when we flowcharted our programs before we started coding them. I can do flowcharts. So, in the wake of controversy over an attempt to ban Sherman Alexie’s book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I decided to do my first graphical blog post.

Here you go:

How to Ban a Book

If the subject of book bannings and censorship interests you, then you might want to take a look at another of my posts: A few myths about banned books. I’ve spoken about this subject before to a variety of groups, including the Red Lodge Forum for Provocative Issues.


  1. I love this! Reposting in a second! I love the idea of taking responsibility for your child’s education…but not forcing your beliefs/morals/etc. on everyone entirely.

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