First this piece of news (This is the Day)
JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated for Best Book of the Year at this year's British Book Awards, reports CBBC Newsround. The winners will be announced on March 29 in London. To vote for HBP, click here!
Then comes this Night:
School district bans 'Half-Blood Prince'
A California school district banned Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from their libraries yesterday, and their reasoning ranks as one of the more creative (and misguided) we've heard: the Harry Potter books are fantasy, and "we want books to be things that children would be able to relate to in real life," teacher Marlene Olivarez.
Olivarez also said that she did not feel the Harry Potter books "build character, give kids enjoyment, and encourage reading."
What Planet does this character teach at anyway?
This has got to be the stupeset thing I have ever heard of for an excuse to ban a book. Don't you just love it? What a bunch of pruds and misguided itdiots must run this school district.