Op-Ed: Why book bans and voter suppression go hand in hand, and when it’s time to end them
As the Republican-controlled Congress struggles to repeal and replace Obamacare, a group of activists and policymakers are focusing on making sure that anyone who wants healthcare can receive it.
By Kate Brannen
December 2. 2013, 9:33 AM
The following is an op-ed by members of the book club. The club meets at 11:59 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Public Library on South Main St. in the city. Call 637-3528 for more information.
Over the past few weeks, I have been thinking about the most important books that shaped my life, whether I read them as a child or was exposed to them as an adult. I had recently thought of some authors who I had read during my life. Then in my mind came the author’s work and a new list of titles that I decided to add to my list.
I decided a few months ago that, in the spirit of the end of the year, I would write about the book I recently read. It is the year 2014, so the new list of titles that I decided to add to my list is quite a short list.
The books that I am about to share and discuss are a set of books that I have recently read, and many of them have been on my mind ever since I was reading one of them as a child. Several years ago, I decided to take a trip to New Orleans to check out the Booksmith, an urban book store that was about to open in the French Quarter and has been in its new location for several years.
I loved the idea of New Orleans and wanted to see what all the hype was about. I was curious about the streets, the music, and the food that people were talking about. In addition, I have always been fascinated with the city’s history and some of the fascinating figures that inhabited its streets. That being the case