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Pennsylvania School Board Rescinds Ban of The Handmaid’s Tale

August 15, 2014
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Pennsylvania School Board Rescinds Ban of The Handmaid’s Tale

A Pennsylvania school board, which last month voted to ban Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as a high school summer reading book, has reversed that decision at its subsequent meeting, the National Coalition Against Censorship has learned. As in so many other school districts this summer, the Ringgold school board initially failed to follow its…

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Alabama Speak Challenge Nipped in the Bud

July 29, 2014
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Alabama Speak Challenge Nipped in the Bud

A challenge to Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak at a high school in Albertville, Alabama was quickly resolved earlier this month when the principal responded that it was one of many books on a reading list, and individual students or their parents are free to select another if they don’t want to read it. According to…

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Partial Victory in Singapore: Two Out of Three Books Back in Libraries

July 22, 2014
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Partial Victory in Singapore: Two Out of Three Books Back in Libraries

Singapore Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim last week reversed course on the planned destruction of two children’s books that had been pulled from public library shelves, instructing the National Library Board to instead have the books restored to library collections but moved to the adult section. The two books that earned a partial reprieve…

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Oregon School Board Overrules Pre-emptive Ban on Absolutely True Diary

June 30, 2014
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Oregon School Board Overrules Pre-emptive Ban on Absolutely True Diary

Here’s some good news to start the week: The school board in Grants Pass, Oregon has approved Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian for use in 10th-grade English classes after it was initially rejected by the district’s curriculum council. Each board member read the entire book, and all but one “found the…

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Kennesaw State Announces Plan to Restore Censored Exhibit

March 17, 2014
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Kennesaw State Announces Plan to Restore Censored Exhibit

Good news from Kennesaw State University in Georgia! Two weeks after President Daniel Papp ordered the censorship of an exhibit in the university’s brand-new art museum because it was “not aligned with the celebratory atmosphere of the museum’s opening,” KSU announced Friday that the installation by Ruth Stanford will be fully restored before March 25.…

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Mockingbird Restored in Plaquemines Parish Schools

October 22, 2013
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Mockingbird Restored in Plaquemines Parish Schools

Victory in Louisiana! Just over a week after the Plaquemines Parish School District reinstated a previously imposed ban on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the book was restored to classrooms after a special school board meeting last night. According to local TV station WDSU, Superintendent Denis Rousselle recommended that the board “remove any limitations…

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Egyptian Woman Cartoonist Won’t Be Silenced

May 30, 2013
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Egyptian Woman Cartoonist Won’t Be Silenced

Two years ago, when the Egyptian people joined together to overthrow the government of Hosni Mubarak, women were an important part of the movement. The future looked bright as they anticipated gaining more rights under a new constitution. But since that time, the fragmentation of secular and moderate groups and the dominance of the Muslim…

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Illinois Library Board Votes to Keep M-Rated Games

April 19, 2013
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Here’s some good news on the video-games-and-violence front: Earlier this week, the board of the Elmhurst, Illinois, public library unanimously voted to keep M-rated games in the collection, despite a challenge from a small number of citizens who wanted them banned. In contrast to the library in Paterson, New Jersey, which last month blocked all…

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