Posts Tagged ‘ king & king ’

The Advocate Lists 21 LGBT Picture Books Every Child Should Read

February 5, 2016
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The Advocate Lists 21 LGBT Picture Books Every Child Should Read

From schools and libraries in the United States to the countries of Italy and Singapore, LGBT children’s books are a frequent target of challenges and bans. The Advocate has pulled together a list of LGBT picture books that every child should read, including those that stirred controversy in some communities. Let’s take a look at a few…

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NCAC Celebrates 2015 Free Speech Heroes

November 11, 2015
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2015 was a busy year for free speech. To celebrate, our frequent partner in protecting free expression, the National Coalition Against Censorship (CBLDF is a sponsor of NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project), looks back on 15 heroes who faced down censorship around the world. Let’s take a closer look at some of the censorship…

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ACLU’s Banned Books Beach Reads

August 7, 2015
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Summer’s in full-swing and what could be better beach reading than a bag full of banned books! Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, recently put together a list of her controversial favorites that prove not only to be great reads, but also bring awareness of freedom of expression and the larger issues…

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Between the Lines: NC Library Holds Events for Controversial Kid’s Book

July 6, 2015
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Last month, Omar Currie, a school teacher at Efland-Creeks Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, resigned from his position after backlash in his community over his inclusion of the children’s book King & King in his third grade class. Subsequently, neighboring public libraries, including Chapel Hill Public Library, have seen an increase in the…

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School Decision Does Not Make for a Fairytale Ending for Teacher

June 19, 2015
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Regrettably, a teacher and vice principal of Efland-Cheeks Elementary School resigned from their positions this week after controversy arose within their community surrounding the teacher’s decision to read a fairy tale about two princes falling in love to his third grade class. The controversy came about when Omar Currie, the teacher who has resigned from…

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“I Am A Champion for My Kids”: Teacher Battles Burdensome Notification Policy

June 8, 2015
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“I Am A Champion for My Kids”: Teacher Battles Burdensome Notification Policy

The North Carolina third-grade teacher who came under fire from some parents for reading the picture book King & King to his class is continuing to forcefully protest the suggestion that he should provide advance notice before sharing age-appropriate LGBTQ-themed materials with his students. In an interview with the Raleigh News & Observer last week,…

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North Carolina Teacher Under Fire for Reading Same-Sex Fairy Tale in Class

May 18, 2015
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North Carolina Teacher Under Fire for Reading Same-Sex Fairy Tale in Class

King & King, a frequently-challenged picture book by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland about two princes who fall in love, is at the center of a controversy in rural Orange County, North Carolina. Third-grade teacher Omar Currie read the book to his class in order to put a stop to bullying against one particular…

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