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NCAC Names 2016 Free Speech Defenders (and Offenders)

November 18, 2016
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NCAC Names 2016 Free Speech Defenders (and Offenders)

This year has proved to be a turbulent in many regards — a sentiment most poignantly felt within the free speech community. From increasing controversy regarding Facebook’s nudity policy to a whole community coming together to defend the children’s picture book I Am Jazz, the National Coalition Against censorship compiled a list of 2016′s top 16 free speech defenders…

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VICTORY in Chesterfield County: Challenged Books Remain in Middle School Libraries

September 14, 2016
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VICTORY in Chesterfield County: Challenged Books Remain in Middle School Libraries

In a victory for the freedom to read, a school district review committee in Chesterfield County, Virginia voted last week to keep three challenged books on middle school library shelves. A small faction of parents had publicly complained at a June school board meeting about Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, Dope Sick by Walter…

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Senator Responds to NCAC Letter Opposed to Chesterfield Censorship

August 11, 2016
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Senator Responds to NCAC Letter Opposed to Chesterfield Censorship

In early August, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship in defending several summer reading books that were challenged for “sexually explicit” content in Chesterfield County, Virginia. State Senator Amanda Chase, who has forced her way into the fray by suggesting the librarians who compiled the lists be fired and the books banned, has responded to…

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Virginia Lawmaker Wants Librarians Fired for Summer Reading Lists

July 6, 2016
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Virginia Lawmaker Wants Librarians Fired for Summer Reading Lists

A debate over summer reading books in Virginia’s Chesterfield County Public Schools intensified last week when a state senator characterized the books as “trash” and said the school librarians who recommended them should be fired. The titles that have raised objections from parents include Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell and Dope Sick by Walter…

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