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Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska Challenged

fishingboatproceeds:

Earlier today I received an email from a high school English teacher in Strasburg, Colorado who plans to teach an elective Young Adult literature course. A group of parents created a petition to “cleanse” the book list, claiming that the majority of the books on the curriculum, “are profane, pornographic, violent, criminal, crass, crude, vile, and will result in the irreparable erosion of my students’ moral character.”

Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska have been targeted in particular, and the press attended the most recent school board meeting. The motion has been tabled for the next meeting at 7:00 pm on April 9th at Strasburg High School: 56729 e. Colorado Ave, Strasburg, CO 80136.

Please join me in emailing letters of support of the teacher at Strasburg who has heroically stood by her curriculum and stood alone at School Board meetings defending the books. It’s important to keep your letter as civil as possible, even if this kind of thing turns you into a giant squid of anger.

Letters should be addressed "To the School Board" and emailed to StrasburgYALiteratureCourse@gmail.com. It would also be a great help to attend the next School Board meeting if you live in the area.

I am extremely grateful to those who have come out in support of my books on the various occasions they have been challenged, who understand that I am not out to corrupt teenagers, and who further understand the importance of reading books critically and thoughtfully as a whole, rather than focusing on individual scenes ripped from their context. Thanks for supporting my books, and thanks for being awesome.

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"The day John Green realized Benedict Cumberbatch was hiding in his house was the day his collection of Nicholas Sparks novels spontaneously fell off the bookcase in his office. This surprised him. What surprised him more was that there was a face, shelf high, now clearly visible in the spot where the books had been.
 It was the face of Benedict Cumberbatch.”

Read the rest of “A Study in Sink,” a John Green/Benedict Cumberbatch fanfiction written by Maureen Johnson by donating here.

thehpalliance:

"The day John Green realized Benedict Cumberbatch was hiding in his house was the day his collection of Nicholas Sparks novels spontaneously fell off the bookcase in his office. This surprised him. What surprised him more was that there was a face, shelf high, now clearly visible in the spot where the books had been.

It was the face of Benedict Cumberbatch.”

Read the rest of “A Study in Sink,” a John Green/Benedict Cumberbatch fanfiction written by Maureen Johnson by donating here.

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proudt2:

The four people with the most ‘social mentions’.Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar, Jennifer Lawrence was nominated and Jared Leto won an Oscar.
Benedict Cumberbatch photobombed U2!

proudt2:

The four people with the most ‘social mentions’.
Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar, Jennifer Lawrence was nominated and Jared Leto won an Oscar.

Benedict Cumberbatch photobombed U2!

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If ever there were a surly band in need of a good photobombing it is U2, and fortunately Benedict Cumberbatch was on the Oscars red carpet to oblige last night.

The band lined up for photographers outside the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, only for the Sherlock actor to pop up like the otter that he is behind them, hands raised aloft.

Christopher Hooton for The Independent. [x]

…Like the otter that he is

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