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Librarian Bans Book to Teach Lesson About Censorship

July 5, 2013
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Librarian Bans Book to Teach Lesson About Censorship

Librarian Scott R. DiMarco is proud to admit that he banned a book from his library at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. But he isn’t an unapologetic censor — he did it to teach his community a lesson about “the arbitrary and capricious nature of censorship.” DiMarco recently wrote about his experience for the Association…

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Independence Day 2013: A Look at CBLDF’s Recent Victories

July 4, 2013
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Independence Day 2013: A Look at CBLDF’s Recent Victories

We’ve reached the midpoint of 2013, and the fact that it’s Independence Day is an important reminder of the principles on which our country was founded, not least of which is the First Amendment and its guarantee of free expression. Let’s take a look back at some of the important victories CBLDF has scored for…

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Northville’s Response to the Anne Frank Challenge

May 14, 2013
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Yesterday, we reported that the review committee at Northville Public Schools had elected to keep Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl in middle school classrooms, an important victory for the right to read. What follows is the letter Robert D.G. Behnke, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services, sent to community members regarding the decision:…

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Captain Underpants Leads ALA’s Top Banned or Challenged Books of 2012

April 16, 2013
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Captain Underpants Leads ALA’s Top Banned or Challenged Books of 2012

National Library Week is here, and that means it’s time for the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom to release its annual list of the books most frequently banned and/or challenged in public libraries and schools in the previous year. Read on to find out what they were, and perhaps make some additions to…

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Students, Teachers, Iranian-born Artist React to PERSEPOLIS Ban

April 4, 2013
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Students, Teachers, Iranian-born Artist React to PERSEPOLIS Ban

Two weeks after the news broke that Chicago Public Schools officials had removed Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel memoir Persepolis from 7th grade classrooms and placed it “under review” for use in 8th-10th grades, reactions continue to pour in from various sources. Read on for a selection of viewpoints on Persepolis and the CPS ban from…

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Frequently Challenged Alexie Novel Stays on District Reading List

January 17, 2013
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Frequently Challenged Alexie Novel Stays on District Reading List

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is no stranger to library and school challenges, and it survived another one this week in the author’s home state of Washington. The West Valley School District Instructional Materials Committee in Yakima, Washington, reviewed the book and voted to keep it on grade 11 –…

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Library Censorship in 2012

December 24, 2012
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Library Censorship in 2012

One would think that now that we’re well into the 21st Century, censorship would no longer be a problem. However, defending graphic novels and novels against library and school challenges remains a key part of CBLDF’s mission. In the last year alone, we have played a role in defending dozens of books in libraries and…

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CBLDF Signs On Against Massachusetts Challenge

December 6, 2012
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CBLDF Signs On Against Massachusetts Challenge

The season of book challenges and bans continues for CBLDF, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, and allied groups, which yesterday issued a letter in defense of two books targeted for removal from 9th and 10th grade classrooms in Springfield, Massachusetts. The books, The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore and frequently-challenged The Absolutely True…

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Sherman Alexie: Censorship of Any Form Punishes Curiosity

October 15, 2012
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Sherman Alexie: Censorship of Any Form Punishes Curiosity

According to critically-acclaimed author Sherman Alexie, “Book banners want to control what every child reads,” and that “censorship of any form punishes curiosity.” In an interview with Ed Winstead of Guernica Magazine, Alexie discusses being the author of banned books (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in…

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People v. Correa

September 1, 2012
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191 Ill. App.3d 823 (1989)548 N.E.2d 351 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MICHAEL CORREA, Defendant-Appellant. No. 1-88-1558.Illinois Appellate Court — First District (4th Division).Opinion filed November 16, 1989.824*824 Barsy, Joseph & Lichtenstein, of Chicago, and Reno, O’Byrne & Kepley, P.C., of Champaign (Burton Joseph, Maaren M. Plant, and Glenn A. Stanko,…

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