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Sandpiper is on the shelves

Ellen Wittlinger's novel Sandpiper will stay on the shelves in Tuscaloosa.
The article points out:

"After three months of debate and conflict over the book, the board announced Monday that "Sandpiper" would remain on school library shelves because of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that found that students' first amendment rights can be directly affected by the removal of books from a school library."

So even though the school board disapproved of Wittlinger's language, they did not remove the book. Hooray! Insightful commentary on the article at As If! (Authors Supporting Intellectual Freedom) -- from YA novelist Jordan Sonnenblick.