Posts Tagged ‘ banned books ’

Why Censorship Fails Every Time

October 22, 2015
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(c) Wayne Times

It is a known fact that banning books doesn’t actually protect children, and censorship really does nothing more than highlight the fears of the adults who would have books pulled from schools and libraries. In a recent From the Square post on the NYUPress blog, columnist Philip Nel dissects these ideas to illustrate why censorship…

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NC School Board Changes Policy to Keep Challenged Books in Classrooms

September 8, 2015
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The Kite Runner

Earlier this summer, a unanimous vote successfully kept Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner in Buncombe County, North Carolina, classrooms and initiated a necessary discussion about whether existing school policy about how to handle challenged books should be changed. In a board meeting last Thursday, that conversation concluded, and it was decided that teachers could continue…

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Banned Books Quotes to Inspire You!

September 1, 2015
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(c) Wayne Times

Banned Books Week is coming, and The Guardian has collected some quotes from authors, novels, and activists meant to inspire you to stand up for the right to read! One of the biggest obstacles faced by educators and authors is the protection of their students and fans’ right to read. From book bans to book…

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Bustle’s 11 Must Read Banned Books by Female Writers Includes Comics

August 18, 2015
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(c) Wayne Times

Whether it be for beach reading or a back to school escape, banned books make excellent additions to anyone’s public and personal libraries! Celebrating not only great literature, but also the women who create it, Bustle’s Blaire Perel pulled together a list of her favorite challenged reads highlighting eleven banned books and graphic novels written…

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ACLU’s Banned Books Beach Reads

August 7, 2015
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(c) Wayne Times

Summer’s in full-swing and what could be better beach reading than a bag full of banned books! Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, recently put together a list of her controversial favorites that prove not only to be great reads, but also bring awareness of freedom of expression and the larger issues…

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Newly Elected Mayor of Venice Bans 50 Books from Kindergartens

July 17, 2015
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Jean Deux Mamans

Luigi Brugnaro has taken one of his first stances after being elected mayor of Venice, Italy, by banning several children’s books from kindergarten classrooms. Titles like Qual è il segreto di papà? (What’s Dad’s Secret?), Rosso micione (Big Red Cat), and even the classic Leo Lionni book Piccolo blue piccolo giallo (Little Blue and Little…

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Jordan Continues to Enforce Anachronistic Censorship Laws

January 2, 2015
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Books are displayed on a pavement in downtown Amman

Jordan is no stranger to the governmental enforcement of book censorship or the public censure and criticism expressed by various communities and organizations regarding this issue — an issue which has become increasingly prevalent and apparent in light of citizens’ easier access to information on the internet, more widely available print on demand books, and,…

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VICTORY: Illinois Challenge to Persepolis Fails by Unanimous Decision

September 30, 2014
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VICTORY: Illinois Challenge to Persepolis Fails by Unanimous Decision

Yesterday, just hours before a school board meeting to decide the fate of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, CBLDF joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter to defend the book. Last night, the Ball-Chatham School Board in Illinois voted unanimously to keep the book in classrooms. Persepolis is an…

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High School Students Show Increased Concern Over First Amendment Rights According To National Poll

September 19, 2014
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High School Students Show Increased Concern Over First Amendment Rights According To National Poll

According to a national poll, this year marked an important shift in how our nation’s youth views the freedom of speech. For the first time since the poll’s inception, the results indicate that American high school students value the protections granted by the First Amendment more than adults. It is unclear whether this is a…

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