Ms. Tate will be in Kindersley, Saskatchewan to distribute her book freely to school children living in the area.
Author protests ban over phrase 'generous bazoongas'
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
November 13, 2007 at 5:51 AM EST
VICTORIA — Children's author Nikki Tate is taking her bazoongas to Saskatchewan.
The Victoria writer will be giving away copies of Trouble on Tarragon Island, a work of fiction banned at Elizabeth Elementary in Kindersley, Sask.
The publisher learned of the ban this summer after school librarian Debbie Wagner called to complain about scenes of bullying, one of which includes the use of the word bazoongas to describe part of female anatomy. "I feel so strongly that what's happened there is wrong," Ms. Tate said yesterday. "My message to the students is, 'If you want to read this book, here it is.' " The novel will be available free to any elementary pupil in Kindersley who requests the title. The public library in the town of 4,500 is helping with the give-away program (the Kindersley branch carries a single copy of the title, which is currently checked out). The combined student populations of Elizabeth and Westberry elementary schools is nearly 600...