Just in time for Banned Books Week...
...Ellen Hopkins' planned visit to an OK middle school has been canceled due to a complaint from one parent.
Oh, and also? Her books were pulled from the school library.
From her LiveJournal:
Because the school superintendent not only pulled the books for review, he CANCELED my author visit. Wouldn't even allow me to move to the high school. Seriously? What did that parent and he expect me to do? Go in with a live demonstration? Use the f-word? Talk about sex? I mean, you've got to be kidding. I've done hundreds of school visits. Pretty positive I've never corrupted a student. In fact, my talks inspire them. Arm them. Inform them.