Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother is a near-future dystopia about the Department of Homeland Security setting up a police state in San Francisco, with the cooperation of school authorities. Cory and his publishers, Tor, are sending the school 200 copies of the book.
In an email conversation with [Mary Kate Griffith from the school English department], the principal cited reviews that emphasized the book’s positive view of questioning authority, lauding “hacker culture”, and discussing sex and sexuality in passing. He mentioned that a parent had complained about profanity (there’s no profanity in the book, though there’s a reference to a swear word). In short, he made it clear that the book was being challenged because of its politics and its content.
It seems to be Cory Doctorow weekend here; this is at least my third post mentioning him in the past couple of days. And I’m listening to the audiobook of his novel Pirate Cinema.