Tag: challenged for: sexual content

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

NC School Board Changes Policy to Keep Challenged Books in Classrooms

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…

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

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.…

The Tweeks Take on the Drama with Drama

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…

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

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…