Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness III: Round Three, Vote Two

Choices, choices, choices.

It’s another day of tough decisions, let’s see who comes out on top, shall we?

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*Seed #1 Pippi LongstockingPippi Longstocking series, by Astrid Lindgren v. seed #5 Marjane SatrapiPersepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

[myo_poll poll = 114183 “box” perc = “yes”]

*Seed #1 Jane EyreJane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë v. seed #5 Miss Marple, assorted works, by Agatha Christie

[myo_poll poll = 114184 “box” perc = “yes”]

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

10 replies on “Middlemarch Madness III: Round Three, Vote Two”

I think the reason was that it was too graphic or violent for school. I’ve heard a bunch of things, but that seems to be the most consistent reason I hear. I haven’t read it myself (though this is making me want to read it more) so I’m not entirely sure what the reasoning was.

Also, they’ve…semi-unbanned it? I think they’ve now decided that they’re banning it from 7th grade classrooms, and no longer teaching it but keeping it in schools now? It changes approximately every day, because the backlash has been HUGE, so I would find the most recent article you can before you write to see where it’s at. Marjane herself has weighed in, actually. It has seriously been ALL OVER the news in Chicago, and I am proud to say that people and organizations locally and nationally (including the Chicago Teacher’s Union and the American Library Association) are freaking out about it and raising a huge fuss, which makes me happy.

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