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Illinois Officials Burned by 1950s Library Purge

September 2, 2015
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Illinois Officials Burned by 1950s Library Purge

In the modern popular imagination, the 1950s represent the height of repression, conformity, paranoia, and of course censorship. To be sure, the era did see the brief rise of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the continued effects of the Hollywood blacklist (instituted in 1947), and the founding of the Comics Code Authority in order to stave off…

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Florida Student Chastises Schools and Parents for Curious Censorship

August 27, 2015
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Although the Leon County, Florida, School Board is standing by a principal’s decision to pull The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from Lincoln High School’s summer reading list, one student is speaking out not only about how this decision violates students’ right to read, but also how this censorship should be seen as…

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Tweeks: Persepolis Should Not Be Banned

August 25, 2015
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Persepolis

This week in the ComicMix’s Challenged Challenge, twin teen geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, break down why Marjane Satrapi’s award-winning graphic memoir Persepolis should not be banned and why it should instead be embraced by schools and parents to promote further education of their students. The autobiographical memoir tells Satrapi’s own story of growing up…

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Tweeks Remind SideScrollers Challengers That They Don’t Have to Read It

August 21, 2015
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This week in the ComicMix’s Challenged Reading Challenge, the Tweeks took on Matthew Loux’s SideScrollers, the book that led the Enfield, Connecticut, Board of Education to change their entire policy for approving and including controversial books in school reading lists. In 2012, Mathew Loux’s video game themed graphic novel was removed from a ninth grade…

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School Board Stands by Curious Censorship in Florida

August 14, 2015
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Earlier this week CBLDF joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project to protest Principal Allen Burch’s decision to pull Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the summer reading program at Lincoln High School in Leon County Florida. Despite the protest, the school board has stood behind Burch’s decision. The…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Kite Runner in North Carolina School District (Again)

June 30, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Kite Runner in North Carolina School District (Again)

In advance of a school board meeting in Buncombe County, North Carolina, tonight, CBLDF has once more joined with a coalition of free speech advocacy organizations led by the Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter urging the board to accept the recommendation of two review committees to allow Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite…

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North Carolina Review Committee Unanimously Recommends The Kite Runner Stay in Class

June 23, 2015
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North Carolina Review Committee Unanimously Recommends The Kite Runner Stay in Class

Despite a mother and former school board member’s contention that The Kite Runner is inappropriate for a 10th grade Honors English class, a district-wide review committee in Buncombe County, North Carolina unanimously recommended last week that the school board allow the book to remain in classrooms. The novel by Khaled Hosseini still faces a school…

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VICTORY: Censors Fail in Of Mice and Men Challenge

June 3, 2015
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In a 4-1 vote, the Coeur d’Alene School Board rejected a review committee’s recommendation to restrict John Steinbeck’s classic novel Of Mice and Men. Early last week, an ad hoc review committee comprised of both parents and community members came together to protest the inclusion of the 1937 novel in 9th grade classrooms, citing the…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Protesting Censorship of Of Mice and Men in Idaho

May 28, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Protesting Censorship of Of Mice and Men in Idaho

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Kids’ Right to Read Project and other free speech advocates to protest an Idaho school district review committee’s recommendation that John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men be restricted in the 9th grade curriculum. Some parents and review committee members claim that the 1937 novella about migrant workers…

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Brunswick County Shuts Down Repeat Challenge to Absolutely True Diary

April 30, 2015
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Brunswick County Shuts Down Repeat Challenge to Absolutely True Diary

Victory by default in Brunswick County, NC! About a week after local resident Frankie Wood challenged Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian at the second school in as many years, the principal informed her that the challenge would not be considered due to a district policy limiting how often the same…

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