Charity Nebbe is host of Talk of Iowa on Iowa Public Radio. Nebbe became the host of Talk of Iowa in 2010.
It appears, according to Nebbe’s Twitter account, there is a Talk of Iowa Book Club. Nebbe said it “felt right” to make the announcement on an episode featuring “The Cider House Rules,” which was frequently banned she said in the 80s and 90s.
“Talk of Iowa Book Club members voted for the banned book they want to read and there was a tie, so we’re going to read two,” she wrote. “We’ll read ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas in July and ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ by Sherman Alexie in August.”
It’s interesting — the group’s selection of a book by Sherman Alexie, who due to his personal life, would have been canceled long ago by this group but for his liberalism. The New York Times even wrote a piece asking if works by men implicated by #MeToo belong in the classroom.
Keep in mind, that doesn’t even question whether the actual content in the book is worthy of the classroom.
But, that’s just one more example of liberal privilege extended to, well, the nation’s liberals.