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CBLDF Defends The Hate U Give and All American Boys

July 3, 2018
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CBLDF Defends The Hate U Give and All American Boys

CBLDF joins with other members of Kids’ Right to Read Project sent a letter defending students First Amendment rights to Wando High School administrators in support of the two books challenged by parents, community members, and the Fraternal Order of Police. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and All American Boys were singled out by…

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CBLDF Joins Letter Urging Cody, WY to Reconsider Censorship

March 6, 2018
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CBLDF Joins Letter Urging Cody, WY to Reconsider Censorship

Cody school district recently banned Tanya Stone’s A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl despite a previous vote to retain it, 7 – 2, by the official KEC committee convened to review the YA book. CBLDF has joined with other freedom of expression groups to cosign the Kids’ Right to Read Project letter…

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CBLDF Defends A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl in Wyoming

December 1, 2017
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CBLDF Defends A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl in Wyoming

CBLDF has joined the defense of Tanya Stone’s A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl after it was challenged at Cody High School in Wyoming. In early November, a parent complained about sexual content in the book, demanding its removal from the school library. While parents are within their rights to make decisions for…

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CBLDF Joins Defense of To Kill a Mockingbird in Biloxi

October 18, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Defense of To Kill a Mockingbird in Biloxi

In response to the abrupt removal of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from the 8th grade curriculum in Biloxi, Mississippi last week, CBLDF has joined with other members of the Kids’ Right to Read Project in urging the school district to follow its existing challenge policy and convene a review committee for the book.…

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CBLDF Joins Defense of Absolutely True Diary in Illinois School District

October 17, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Absolutely True Diary in Illinois School District

For at least the fifth time this year, Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has been challenged as part of a public school curriculum. This time it’s at Alton High School in Alton, Illinois, and CBLDF recently joined with other members of the Kids’ Right to Read Project to urge that…

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Victory in MN: Annandale Board Rejects Challenge to Alexie Book

October 11, 2017
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Victory in MN: Annandale Board Rejects Challenge to Alexie Book

In a victory for the freedom to read, the school board in Annandale, Minnesota has chosen to keep Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in the 9th grade curriculum despite calls from a small group of parents to ban it due to “explicit language.” CBLDF and other sponsors of the Kids’…

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Florida Superintendent Orders Ban on All Books Judged ‘Inappropriate’

October 6, 2017
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Florida Superintendent Orders Ban on All Books Judged ‘Inappropriate’

In response to a draconian censorship directive recently issued by the superintendent of schools in Dixie County, Florida, CBLDF this week joined with other member organizations of the Kids’ Right to Read Project in defending vast swathes of library and classroom materials in the district. The order from Superintendent Mike Thomas targets for removal any…

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New Action Kit Provides Tools to Fight Book Challenges

September 27, 2017
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New Action Kit Provides Tools to Fight Book Challenges

One of the best safeguards against censorship in libraries and schools is grassroots support for free expression. Of course tenacious librarians and teachers, fair-minded board members, and carefully crafted policies all play a role, but an overwhelming community rebuke to a book challenge virtually ensures that it will fail. This Banned Books Week, CBLDF and…

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CBLDF Joins Effort to Unblock Approval of Part-Time Indian in California School District

June 23, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Effort to Unblock Approval of Part-Time Indian in California School District

CBLDF yesterday signed on to a letter from NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project, urging the Conejo Valley Unified School District in Thousand Oaks, California, to expedite the approval process for Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to be used in the 9th grade curriculum. The process has stalled after one…

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CBLDF Joins Defense of Thirteen Reasons Why in Florida School

May 23, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Thirteen Reasons Why in Florida School

After a Florida elementary school pre-emptively banned students from bringing personal copies of Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why onto campus, CBLDF yesterday joined with other members of NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project in urging principal Bryan Dolfi to reconsider. After the book was singled out in an email to parents of Stone Lakes Elementary…

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