Burning of Books

Talking about the burning of books really reminded me of the episode of Orange is the New Black where they have a book burning. The prison gets an infestation of bed bugs, so it is decided that most of the books in the prison’s library are ruined, so the prison declares that they all have to be destroyed. The prisoner’s are very upset by this, and the ones that work in the library or check out books very often, decide to hold a book funeral, and mention other times in history that books have been burned. I was thinking about how this illustrates how vital books can be to not only education, but recreation.