Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 Sept. 27, 2011

from Natural Home Remedies· ·

David Walker wants to shine a light on the words the Powers That Be don't want you reading. It's Banned Books month, and one of the best books he's ever written is on that list, along with some other Young Adult classics that kids need to be exposed to, not "protected" from. From there, the conversation turns to how it is that DC/Marvel seem unable to tap that same young adult market that is currently powering most libraries all by itself, and how the New 52 isn't just highlighting bad storytelling and ingrained sexism, it's highlighting the decades long dropped …



David Walker wants to shine a light on the words the Powers That Be don't want you reading. It's Banned Books month, and one of the best books he's ever written is on that list, along with some other Young Adult classics that kids need to be exposed to, not "protected" from. From there, the conversation turns to how it is that DC/Marvel seem unable to tap that same young adult market that is currently powering most libraries all by itself, and how the New 52 isn't just highlighting bad storytelling and ingrained sexism, it's highlighting the decades long dropped opportunity to grow their audience. All this srs bizness is preceded by Dave's tales as a teenaged New Yorker, the Politics of Coffee & Creamer, and the childhood rite of passage that is putting water on your cereal and LIKING it.

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