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Petition Challenges School District’s Attempt to Ban Books

December 24, 2013
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A petition on Change.org came to CBLDF’s attention this week. The petition challenges a proposed policy in the Muhlenberg School District in Reading, Pennsylvania, that would require all teachers in the district “to read and check each [book] for violence, language, sexual intensity, etc. and whatever they deem as ‘inappropriate’ will be taken out of…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

December 20, 2013
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

For the last month, a parent in Brunswick County, North Carolina, has been waging a war against Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple. CBLDF has joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project to send a letter in support of the book. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like this one…

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Bless Me, Ultima Returned to Idaho Classrooms with Emotional Apology

December 10, 2013
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Bless Me, Ultima Returned to Idaho Classrooms with Emotional Apology

Last night, the school board for the Teton School District in Driggs, Idaho, met to discuss Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima, which had been removed from classrooms by School District Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme. During the meeting, Woolstenhulme called for an immediate reinstatement of the novel, citing his acting outside of school policy in removing it.…

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CBLDF Signs Letter Defending Bless Me, Ultima

December 9, 2013
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CBLDF Signs Letter Defending Bless Me, Ultima

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project to send a letter to the school board of the Teton School District in Driggs, Idaho, to defend Rudolfo Anaya’s acclaimed coming of age tale, Bless Me, Ultima. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like this one to protect the freedom to read comics.…

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Absolutely True Diary Pulled From Classrooms at West Virginia Middle School

December 3, 2013
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Absolutely True Diary Pulled From Classrooms at West Virginia Middle School

Two weeks after the last challenge to Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was positively resolved, the book has been removed from eighth grade classrooms at a middle school in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, after a parent complained about its “profanity and sexual content.” When the local newspaper initially reported the…

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