Book controversy erupts in Missouri
| Sep 24, 2010
As Banned Books Week
(September 25-October 1) begins, the town of Springfield, Missouri, is embroiled in a controversy involving several books including Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak
. To learn more, read a Voice of the Day column
in the Springfield News-Leader
by Wesley Scroggins, a professor at Missouri State University, and a response
from Anderson. Both columns generated lively online discussions.