Tuesday, April 18, 2006
More On "Bridge to Terabithia"
I found a web site that gives a little more information about why Bridge to Terabithia was originally banned. According to author, Katherine Paterson, "Initially, it was challenged because it deals with a boy who lives in rural Virginia, and he uses the word 'Lord' a lot, and it's not in prayer. Then there are more complicated reasons. The children build an imaginary kingdom, and there was the feeling that I was promoting the religion of secular humanism, and then New Age religion."
Of note is the irony of Paterson's parents being Christian missionaries and Paterson's marriage to a Presbyterian minister.
Read more about Katherine Paterson at her web site.