Here are a few links indicating America’s fraught relationship with books.
From the British Independent: “Harry Potter Books Removed From School Library Because They Contain ‘Real’ Curses and Spells.”
A story at the Washington Post about how younger Americans spend their leisure time (including more time on games, less time reading books): “More Work, More Sleep: New Study Offers Glimpse of Daily Life As a Millennial.”
Also this at CNN: “Georgia College Students Burned the Books of a Latina Author.”
And one more link. It’s not about books, but we’ll also discuss this recent article from the Washington Post a bit on the first day: “‘You’re a Bunch of Dopes and Babies’: Inside Trump’s Stunning Tirade Against Generals.”