I spoke to several people after the presentation who thanked me. I have since had follow up messages expressing gratitude that I addressed censorship without pointing fingers and being shrill. There has been some division among the librarians over this matter. I know that the press that resulted has tarred the entire district over the actions of a handful of people, and that is sad. Humble has many fine teachers and librarians including one who is hosting Laurie Halse Anderson next week as she heads for our literature conference on November 6th in Corpus Christi.
Thank you, Humble librarians, for inviting me to speak and for listening to what I had to say. Now it is time to SpeakLoudly. Wear the buttons proudly. Tell the kids why you have them, too. Encourage them to SpeakLoudly as well.