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CBLDF Leads Fight for This One Summer in Seminole County High Schools

February 16, 2016
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CBLDF Leads Fight for This One Summer in Seminole County High Schools

CBLDF, organizational members of NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project, and other free expression advocacy organizations today sent a letter to Seminole County (Florida) Public Schools defending Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer in high school libraries. Student access to the book has been restricted at the high school level even though the original…

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VICTORY in Idaho: The Namesake Approved for Classrooms

December 10, 2015
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VICTORY in Idaho: The Namesake Approved for Classrooms

In a victory for the freedom to read, the school board in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has voted 5-0 to adopt a proposed curriculum that includes Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake. High school teacher Kirsten Pomerantz had requested approval to use Lahiri’s award-winning novel about the immigration experience of an Indian-American family in the curriculum, citing a…

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VICTORY: Review Committee Votes to Keep Book in MN School District

December 4, 2015
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VICTORY: Review Committee Votes to Keep Book in MN School District

In a victory for the freedom to read, a review committee in Rosemount, Minnesota, has voted 7-4 to keep Gayle Forman’s Just One Day in district libraries. Ben and Kandi Lovin, parents of a sixth grader in Rosemount, Minnesota, demanded the removal of Just One Day, citing “a graphic sex scene, underage drinking [and] date rape”…

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CBLDF Signs on to Protest Ohio Ban of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

November 19, 2015
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CBLDF Signs on to Protest Ohio Ban of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

For the second time in two months, CBLDF yesterday joined with other organizational members of the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter of protest to a school district that banned Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close from the curriculum without following its own challenge policy. This…

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Committee Keeps Beloved On FL Summer Reading List After “Porn Content” Challenge

September 15, 2015
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Beloved Toni Morrison

A unanimous committee vote kept Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Beloved on a summer reading list in a Satellite High School in Florida despite a parent’s complaint over what he is calling the “porn content” of the novel. Hamilton Boone, a parent of a student at the school, submitted his complaint to the committee…

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

August 21, 2015
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sidescrollers

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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Bustle’s 11 Must Read Banned Books by Female Writers Includes Comics

August 18, 2015
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(c) Wayne Times

Whether it be for beach reading or a back to school escape, banned books make excellent additions to anyone’s public and personal libraries! Celebrating not only great literature, but also the women who create it, Bustle’s Blaire Perel pulled together a list of her favorite challenged reads highlighting eleven banned books and graphic novels written…

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

July 2, 2015
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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…

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