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In Their Own Words – Banned Books Edition

April 15, 2019
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In Their Own Words – Banned Books Edition

Last week American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced their annual list detail the most frequently challenged and banned books based on those reported throughout the previous year. Here’s some of the responses from the creators whose work was named the most frequently challenged or banned. Click here to see the full list.  …

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Free Webinars for Educators and Librarians Center Around Comics

April 9, 2019
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Free Webinars for Educators and Librarians Center Around Comics

American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) is hosting free webinars focused on information about comics and manga for education. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th is a webinar titled, Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers. Aimed at helping educators and libraries interested in adding…

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Banned Books Offer Twice the Educational Opportunity

January 20, 2017
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Banned Books Offer Twice the Educational Opportunity

In a recent article, The New York Times contributor Perri Klass notes that introducing banned books into children’s reading time can provide two valuable learning opportunities: the opportunity to discuss the content of the books themselves and a broader discussion about why that content might be perceived as controversial. Klass included some recommended banned reading in…

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UPDATED: Michigan Superintendent Notifies Parents of Gay Character in Captain Underpants Book

November 12, 2015
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UPDATED: Michigan Superintendent Notifies Parents of Gay Character in Captain Underpants Book

A few weeks after the Parent-Teacher Organization at an elementary school in Monroe, Michigan banned the latest Captain Underpants book from a school book fair because it reveals that one of the main characters is gay, a school district on the other side of the state is taking a different tack. Captain Underpants and the…

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Michigan Elementary School Bans Captain Underpants over Gay Character

October 30, 2015
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Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot

A Michigan school whose motto proudly declares “Preparing Students for the Changing World” has acted otherwise with the ban of the newest Captain Underpants novel from their recent book fair for its allusion to a gay character. The Arborwood Elementary School parent-teacher organization decided to ban Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot…

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Captain Underpants Creator Urges Parents to Make a Change For Banned Books Week

September 8, 2015
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In 2012, Captain Underpants topped the American Library Association’s most frequently banned book list for its “unsuitable” content. It popped again as the #1 most banned book in 2013 for offensive language and violence. In light of the numerous challenges that his popular children’s series has faced, creator Dav Pilkey recently contributed an editorial piece…

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Bone Creator Jeff Smith Featured on NPR, Reading Rainbow

September 25, 2014
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Bone Creator Jeff Smith Featured on NPR, Reading Rainbow

People have been trying to ban books for as long as books have existed, and attacks on comics are nothing new, of course. With their unique way of combining words and images, comics have long been misunderstood, and an easy target for the people who glimpse a panel or a page out of context and…

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