Posts Tagged ‘ challenged for: lgbt ’

CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

September 17, 2018
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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

Comics Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship have joined together to speak out against the challenge Rumford Public Library is facing to their Banned Books Week display. Below is the statement released today by the organizations in support of the library. A group of pastors in Rumford, Maine are attempting to have…

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NCAC Praises CA School for Upholding Right to Read

September 22, 2017
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NCAC Praises CA School for Upholding Right to Read

Last week, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship in asking a California school to uphold their policies for classroom reading. Earlier this week, the school board for Rocklin Academy Gateway voted to keep their literature policy unchanged. In June, some parents in the community challenged the reading of a LGBTQIA children’s book in a kindergarten…

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NC School District Pulls Jacob’s New Dress from Curriculum After Legislator Complaints

March 24, 2017
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NC School District Pulls Jacob’s New Dress from Curriculum After Legislator Complaints

Under pressure from North Carolina state legislators, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools this week reversed course on a plan to have all first graders read the picture book Jacob’s New Dress, which centers on a gender-nonconforming boy who wants to wear a dress to school. The book was to be incorporated in an anti-bullying program to ensure the…

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Michigan Dad Wants Book About Dress-Wearing Boy Banned from School

May 17, 2016
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Michigan Dad Wants Book About Dress-Wearing Boy Banned from School

Michigan’s Forest Hills Public School District is standing by a book about a boy who likes to wear dresses, despite one parent’s complaint that it does not present a “normal way” of life. A teacher read Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress to a third-grade class because students had been asking questions about “people [who]…

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CBLDF Signs on to Defend The Family Book in Etiwanda, CA

December 14, 2015
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CBLDF Signs on to Defend The Family Book in Etiwanda, CA

CBLDF has joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project and other freedom to read advocates to defend Todd Parr’s The Family Book in the Etiwanda, California school district. The parents of one formerly enrolled student want the book banned from transitional kindergarten classrooms due to its inclusion of families with same-sex parents. The Family Book…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending I Am Jazz

December 10, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending I Am Jazz

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship on a letter to the board of education in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, reminding administrators that a conservative group’s threat to sue the school over a reading of the children’s book I Am Jazz “is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how the First Amendment applies to public…

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WI Community Takes Matters Into Their Own Hands After School District Cancels Reading Over Legal Threat

December 3, 2015
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Jazz

In response to Mount Horeb School District’s recent decision to cancel a reading of the children’s book I Am Jazz in response to a lawsuit threat from the Christian nonprofit Liberty Counsel, the Wisconsin town is taking matters into their own hands to show support for those who identify as transgender within their community. I…

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WI School District Cancels Book Reading After Lawsuit Threat

November 25, 2015
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WI School District Cancels Book Reading After Lawsuit Threat

Mount Horeb Area School District in Wisconsin canceled a reading of the children’s book I Am Jazz after the Liberty Counsel, a conservative Christian nonprofit, threatened the district with a lawsuit. Dylan Brogan reported on the removal of I Am Jazz, which is based on the childhood of Jazz Jennings who was born a boy…

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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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The Tweeks Take on the Drama with Drama

July 21, 2015
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dramacover

The Tweeks are at it again! This time twin teen geeks, Maddy and Anya Ernst, sit down to talk about Raina Telgemeier’s modern classic Drama and all of the controversial drama surrounding this graphic novel in the latest edition of their ComicMix Challenged Challenge series. In 2012, Drama hit stores and quickly received critical acclaim,…

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