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During Banned Books Week, a special time of the year when libraries celebrate the value of free and open access to information, I had this interaction with a patron:
Patron: “My daughter has to read Fahrenheit 451 for school. Can you tell me about it?”
Me: [short explanation, including that the book is a classic and a main theme of the story is censorship]
Patron: “Hmm. I heard that someone is burned alive in this book. That doesn’t seem appropriate for high schoolers. I think I will call the school and complain. They definitely shouldn’t be reading this book. Thanks!”