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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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People v. Kirkpatrick, Criminal Court of NY (1970)

September 1, 2012
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64 Misc.2d 1055 (1970) The People of the State of New York, Plaintiff, v. Charles Kirkpatrick, Peter Martin, Peter Dargis, James Rose and Terrence McCoy, Defendants. Criminal Court of the City of New York, New York County. October 28, 1970Frank S. Hogan, District Attorney (Richard Beckler of counsel), for plaintiff. Robert Levine for defendants. JOEL…

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Case Study: The Color of Earth

August 29, 2012
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Case Study: The Color of Earth

When the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom released their list of the Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011, the second-most challenged book on that list was The Color of Earth, the first book of a critically-acclaimed Korean manwha, or comic book, series. In spite of numerous positive reviews from Booklist, Publishers…

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Banned & Challenged Comics

August 23, 2012
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Banned & Challenged Comics

Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna • Location of key challenge: A middle-school library in Millard, Nebraska • Reason challenged: Sexual overtones The parent of a 6-year-old who checked out the book filed a complaint and took the story to the media; the parent also withheld the book…

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Columbia Missourian Project Reveals the Breadth of Book Challenges in Public Schools

August 1, 2012
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Columbia Missourian Project Reveals the Breadth of Book Challenges in Public Schools

Why are books challenged in public schools and, even more importantly, why are some challenges successful in getting books banned while others fail? A new comprehensive study by the Columbia Missourian is attempting to find out. The periodical is currently in the midst of a “public records project that looks at book challenges in schools…

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