Posts Tagged ‘ challenged for: age-appropriate content ’

A Tale of Two Kitties (and Two Annes): The Censorship of Anne Frank

August 6, 2018
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A Tale of Two Kitties (and Two Annes): The Censorship of Anne Frank

Author’s Note: Thanks to Carlotta at 360 Amsterdam and employees of the Anne Frank Fonds working at the Anne Frank House, who answered my many questions. All mistakes are the authors. “I live in a crazy time” –Anne Frank The Year was 1942. Walt Disney’s fifth animated feature, Bambi, was released in theaters. Bing Crosby’s…

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District Policy Ignored in YA Book Ban

January 26, 2018
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District Policy Ignored in YA Book Ban

The principal at Fort King Middle School in Ocala, Florida may have pulled YA novel The Facts Speak for Themselves by Brock Cole from the library without following the official district book challenge policy. The initial report from Spectrum News 13, cites a 14 year old girl bringing the book home and alerting her parents…

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Part-Time Indian Survives Wisconsin Challenge

May 2, 2017
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Part-Time Indian Survives Wisconsin Challenge

Sherman Alexie’s bestselling YA novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has survived a committee review after a challenge at the Sauk Prairie High School in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. The book is part of the 9th grade curriculum in the school, but a formal complaint was filed during the second semester of the school…

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Texas School Board Stands Ground on Sixth Grade Required Reading

September 22, 2016
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trash-iqbal

The school board in Argyle, Texas, is standing their ground regarding two required reading titles despite a small number of parents asserting that the books are not age-appropriate and tackle tough concepts best discussed at home. The books in question, Andy Mulligan’s Trash and Francesco D’Adamo’s Iqbal, became the center of debate during Monday’s school board meeting open…

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Florida Parents Blame Books for “What’s Wrong with Children Today”

August 18, 2016
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TTYL

Two parents in Nassau County, Florida, are not only calling for the ban of two popular teen books, Lauren Myracle’s TTYL and TTFN, from school libraries, but are also blaming the titles for “what’s wrong with children today.” According to Fox affiliate Action News Jax, Brook Todd and Billie Thrift, two parents who have children enrolled in…

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VA Parent Leads Summer Reading Censorship Campaign

June 23, 2016
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(c) Wayne Times

The school year may be winding down for students across the United States, but upset parents in Chesterfield County, Virginia, have been hard at work the past few months in a successful campaign to have titles they call “pornographic,” “vile,” and “trash” removed from the county’s Public School summer reading list. As the Chesterfield Observer…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Looking for Alaska in Kentucky

April 26, 2016
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Looking for Alaska

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship urging Marion County, Kentucky, high school principal Mike Abbell to keep John Green’s Looking for Alaska as part of the 12th grade English curriculum despite one parent’s complaint that the award-winning YA novel is “pornography” and “filth.” CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to…

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VICTORY: Panel Votes To Keep The Muppets in Marshfield, WI

December 11, 2015
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Sam the Eagle

Things are looking good for the Muppets in Marshfield, WI! On Wednesday, an eight member panel convened and unanimously voted to keep the United Nations picture book For Every Child a Better World, featuring Kermit the Frog, in Marshfield district elementary schools. Despite parent and school board member Mary Carney’s claims that the illustrations of…

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WI School Board Member Wants Muppet Book Out of Curriculum

December 9, 2015
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WI School Board Member Wants Muppet Book Out of Curriculum

A parent and school board member in Marshfield, WI wants a United Nations-published picture book featuring Kermit the Frog removed from the district’s new kindergarten curriculum, claiming that the book about global poverty and conflict contains too much “negative, dark, depressing imagery.” A review committee will issue a recommendation on the book challenge at a…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Protesting Removal of Children’s Ghost Story from NC Elementary School Library

December 1, 2015
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Amityville

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by Kids’ Right to Read Project to protest the removal of Amityville: Jr. Graphic Ghost Stories from the Lake Myra Elementary School library in Knightdale, North Carolina. Despite violating school policy, the book was pulled from the Wake County school library earlier this month after a parent complained to…

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