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Thirteen Reasons Why TV Series Leads to Sudden Scrutiny of Popular Novel

May 10, 2017
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Thirteen Reasons Why TV Series Leads to Sudden Scrutiny of Popular Novel

Ten years after its initial publication, Jay Asher’s young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why is encountering a sudden surge in challenges, bans, and restrictions in schools around the country due to panicked adult backlash against the Netflix series based on it, which met with instant success among teens after its March 31 release. In the…

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Facebook Blocks Anti-Racist Cartoon

January 9, 2017
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Facebook Blocks Anti-Racist Cartoon

An anti-racist cartoon by Austrian artist Manfred Deix has fallen prey to Facebook’s arbitrary enforcement of their content standards reports Variety. Over the weekend, the cartoon was blocked from the Manfred DEIX Forever Facebook page, and several users who took it upon themselves to repost the image were also blocked from the social media site. The…

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China Bans Its Own History

January 22, 2016
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Even China’s own history isn’t safe from censorship. A collection of essays entitled The Realm of History by late historian Gao Hua, which offers a historical and cultural analysis of mainland China’s contemporary history and the Communist Party, has been named “forbidden” and denied distribution in the country. Hua, who died in 2011 and was…

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Country-Wide Ban Lifted from Award-Winning Book Into the River

October 19, 2015
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Into the River

An award-winning coming of age novel is back on shelves throughout New Zealand after the country’s Office of Film & Literature Classification lifted its temporary ban. Into the River by New Zealand native author Ted Dawe was banned in his home country last month when the group Family First challenged the inclusion of the book…

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Bookmobile Temporarily Banned from North Carolina Apartment Complex

July 22, 2015
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Last week, an apartment complex in West Raleigh, North Carolina, set in motion a plan to ban a Lacy Elementary School’s bookmobile from entering and distributing books on its premises. Their reason: Company policy prohibits any events that are not initially sponsored by the corporate owner of the complex, Landmark Apartment Trust. What this means…

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Gilbert School Board Keeps Toni Morrison’s Beloved on the Reading List

January 30, 2015
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Gilbert, Arizona, public school system is once again in the news for a book challenge. This time it is Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer-Prize winning seminal novel Beloved. The Gilbert school board recently received more than 100 letters from members of the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children urging the district to pull the title from…

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Video Game Hotline Miami 2 Refused Rating, Banned from Australia

January 23, 2015
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The sequel in the popular top-down shooter series, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, has joined a list of other video games in Australia that have been refused a rating by the Australian Classification Board due to its depictions of extreme physical and an instance of sexual violence. Originally scheduled for release early this year —…

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The Fault in Our Stars Banned from California Middle School

October 1, 2014
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The Fault in Our Stars Banned from California Middle School

In a blow for the freedom to read, John Green’s popular YA novel, The Fault in Our Stars, has been removed from Riverside Unified School District’s middle schools by a 6-1 vote from the California school district’s book reconsideration committee. The book will still be available on the shelves of the district’s high school libraries,…

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