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NH Book Ban Targets Texts Critical of Prisons

May 29, 2019
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NH Book Ban Targets Texts Critical of Prisons

The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), recently discovered that New Hampshire’s Department of Corrections is rejecting books that are critical of the prison industrial complex. According to a report published by Book Riot, the DOC’s guidelines are aimed at removing access to books that pose a danger to the security of the prison, or books…

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CBLDF Joins Protest of Overly Broad NH Parental Notification Bill

January 13, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Protest of Overly Broad NH Parental Notification Bill

CBLDF has join a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to protest H.B. 103, a New Hampshire bill that would require school districts to provide two weeks’ advance parental notice about “curriculum course material used for instruction of human sexuality or human sexual education.” The bill is identical to H.B. 332, a bill that then-Governor…

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NH Students Recreate Banned Book Covers

January 21, 2016
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NH Students Recreate Banned Book Covers

Monadnock Regional High School art teacher Emily Bialek didn’t just want her Swanzey, New Hampshire, students to create art. She wanted them to use art to help foster learning about larger topics that extended beyond the canvas. Her idea: have her students pick a banned book and recreate the cover based on what they had…

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“Death Note” Found in New Hampshire High School Causes Panic

October 15, 2015
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Parents of Nashua High School North in New Hampshire are raising concerns in their community and online after the discovery of a “death note” book, containing the names of 17 different students along with brief statements about how they wronged the unnamed author and the times and dates that each would die. The notebook, designed…

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Censorship 2014: Summer Reading Under Attack

December 31, 2014
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Since most of the challenges and bans that we cover happen in schools, the summers have typically been slow news months for us in past years. So, naturally this year we took notice when challenge after challenge to books that had been assigned as summer reading popped up across the country. Collectively, this new and…

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IRONY ALERT: Would-be Censor Arrested at School Board Meeting, Claims Violation of His First Amendment Rights

May 7, 2014
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IRONY ALERT: Would-be Censor Arrested at School Board Meeting, Claims Violation of His First Amendment Rights

At a meeting this past Monday, the school board in Gilford, New Hampshire addressed what was expected to be a routine complaint from parent William Baer about the content of a book that was assigned in his daughter’s high school Honors English class. But when Baer refused to let the issue rest and persisted in…

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