The Threat to our Children. This is an excellent piece by Meredith Fenton, Let’s Get This Straight collaborator and friend. We need to celebrate and support Banned Books Week because it reminds us that everyday, we are still fighting for freedoms that we take for granted and that we are still being oppressed, coerced to swallow someone’s agenda. Meredith’s essay shows that we are also losing young minds and spirits, due to lack of access and resources, chronic bullying, violence towards our youth, and the way we allow them to be treated in this world. We as adults must do better at protecting and educating our young. Bullying, intolerance, homophobia, and bigotry are not okay and in a truly civilized society, should never be status quo. Enough is enough. Teach the children better because you know better.