Posts Tagged ‘ challenged for: religious viewpoint ’

Intellectual Freedom Award Goes to Librarian Who Weathered Protests Against Program on Islam

November 30, 2016
By
Intellectual Freedom Award Goes to Librarian Who Weathered Protests Against Program on Islam

Wendy Campbell, the library director in the small town of Darby, Montana, who successfully organized a community discussion on Islam despite objections from some local residents, has been announced as the 2016 recipient of the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award from the University of Illinois’ School of Information Sciences and the publishing imprint Libraries…

Read more »

CBLDF Joins Defense of World History Textbook in Tennessee

November 22, 2016
By
CBLDF Joins Defense of World History Textbook in Tennessee

In response to a Sullivan County, Tennessee parent who wants an entire world history textbook removed from her local school district’s seventh grade curriculum due to what she calls “Islamic indoctrination” in the unit on world religions, CBLDF and its partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project have sent a letter to the superintendent…

Read more »

Michigan Parents Worry Picture Book Will Indoctrinate Students to Islam

December 17, 2015
By
Michigan Parents Worry Picture Book Will Indoctrinate Students to Islam

Some parents in Eau Claire, Michigan, are accusing the local school district of preaching Islam to students via the picture book Nasreen’s Secret School, which was also challenged earlier this year in Florida. The increased focus on the book is due to its inclusion in the state of New York’s K-12 curriculum, which is freely…

Read more »

CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Children’s Books in Florida

July 30, 2015
By
librarianbasra

Today, CBLDF joined a Kids’ Right to Read-led coalition to defend two children’s books being challenged in Duval County, Florida, over concerns that the books promote Islam and are critical of the US’s role in the Middle East. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many…

Read more »

Children’s Books Prompt Calls for Censorship in Florida

July 15, 2015
By
LibrarianOfBasra

In order to help diversify the materials to which students have access, Duval County, Florida will be including two books set in the Middle East in the elementary school curriculum as part of the EngageNY program, and the books have some parents concerned. The children’s books in question are The Librarian of Basra and Nasreen’s…

Read more »

VICTORY in NC: Unanimous Vote Keeps The Kite Runner in Classrooms

July 2, 2015
By
The Kite Runner

The fate of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner in the Buncombe County, North Carolina, school system has finally been decided: By unanimous vote, the school board has decided to keep the book in 10th grade English classrooms. The Kite Runner was challenged earlier this year by parent Lisa Baldwin, who objected to depictions of “homosexuality…

Read more »

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

June 30, 2015
By
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…

Read more »

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

June 23, 2015
By
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…

Read more »

North Carolina Woman Challenges Absolutely True Diary for Second Time

April 24, 2015
By
North Carolina Woman Challenges Absolutely True Diary for Second Time

The Brunswick County, North Carolina woman who last year waged a fruitless months-long battle to have Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian banned from a local middle school has resurfaced this week to challenge the same book again, this time in a high school. This time around, she has adopted the…

Read more »

What Do We Know About the Frequently Challenged Comics of 2014?

April 17, 2015
By
What Do We Know About the Frequently Challenged Comics of 2014?

Following the news that comics made up almost a third of the books on the American Library Association’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books for 2014, we did a bit of investigating for more information on the challenges that landed Persepolis, Drama, and Saga on the list. Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic memoir Persepolis came…

Read more »