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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unlikely heroes, July 7, 2009
This review is from: Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (Hardcover)
This is a book that makes you proud of the Americans who stand up and say "No! No more, things have to change." Many of the people who are profiled in this book did not set out to take a stand, they made that decision on the fly and made a difference.

My favorite section is the one about the students at Wilton High School who were putting on a play, "Voices in Conflict" featuring the words of Iraq War Veterans. They had previously done plays that dealt with graphic sex, homosexuality, and violence, but this play was banned from being performed at the school. The subject of this play was war and that would not be tolerated.

The banning backfired because the story spread and the students were asked to do nine performances of the play at the National Theater in New York City and other theaters in Connecticut. After the last performance, the actors stated their feelings as they stood on the stage.

"Why is talking about the war 'sensational and inappropriate'?
Since when has war not been graphic and violent?
If they consider the words of the soldiers biased, why do they allow an army recruiter into the school cafeteria?
Why has the school been silent on these issues?
Why did it take a New York Times article to start discussion?"
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Initial post: May 23, 2012, 12:19:31 AM PDT
Sarah1989 says:
please explain your relatively low ranking. Your review is very positive

Thank you
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