Descending the Book-Banning Abyss: A World Stripped of Stories, Creativity, and Imagination

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Sandi Parsons
The Last Nerd


Freedom to Read by Kelley Donner

Embarking on the book-banning road turns into a slippery slope, and in the blink of an eye, you’re tumbling down the mountain taking all that is creative with you.

At the bottom is a world without books.
Without stories.
Where only the truth is spoken.

Amy lives in this future.
There are no books.
No stories.

The world is a drab and dull place. And at Freedom Elementary School, students must only speak the truth.

Amy felt like she was always thinking things she shouldn’t.

But whose truth is it?

Amy decided not to tell Mrs Jones that she also wondered if a bird would wear rubber boots in the rain if it had the opportunity.

When a rusted lock leads Amy into a room abandoned for decades, she discovers a forgotten book.
And it opens up her world.

Freedom to Read starts with a muted palette mirroring the reality of living in a world without…



Sandi Parsons
The Last Nerd

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.