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Long-Ago Book Challenge Illustrates Importance of Library Policy

July 10, 2014
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Long-Ago Book Challenge Illustrates Importance of Library Policy

In the first half of the 20th century public libraries were strictly for edification, not entertainment. Most librarians thought nothing of excluding or removing from their collections books that were considered too frivolous (comics chief among them, of course) or controversial. That attitude began to change in the 1950s, as represented by library science professor…

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The Bluest Eye Restored to Durant High School Library

May 22, 2014
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The Bluest Eye Restored to Durant High School Library

Victory in Durant, Oklahoma! Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye has returned to library shelves at Durant High School after a review committee earlier this week denied a parent’s request to have the book removed. Michele Williams challenged the book’s presence in the school library last month after reading hyperbolic accounts of its contents and the…

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The Color Purple and The Bluest Eye Challenged in North Carolina AP Class

April 28, 2014
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The Color Purple and The Bluest Eye Challenged in North Carolina AP Class

Two frequently-challenged novels by African American authors are once again under fire in North Carolina–this time from a parent whose daughter is not even in the class where they were used. Wendell resident Dawn MacGibbon is pushing for Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple to be removed from classes in…

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The Bluest Eye Removed From Oklahoma High School Library Pending Review

April 15, 2014
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The Bluest Eye Removed From Oklahoma High School Library Pending Review

Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, which yesterday made the list of the top 10 most frequently banned and challenged books of 2013, is facing yet another challenge in Durant, Oklahoma. Parent Michelle Williams heard about the book via social media, where it has been caught up in controversy over the Common Core standards, and investigated…

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Board Votes Unanimously to Keep The House of the Spirits After Appeal

December 16, 2013
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Board Votes Unanimously to Keep The House of the Spirits After Appeal

Recently, CBLDF joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project in defense of  Isabel Allende’s The House of Spirits, which was challenged in North Carolina. A second review committee convened and unanimously voted to keep the book in classrooms. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like this one to protect the freedom to read…

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