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CBLDF Joins Coalition Urging Return of Eleanor & Park to Oregon School District

March 7, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Urging Return of Eleanor & Park to Oregon School District

CBLDF last week joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project to send a letter protesting the removal of Rainbow Rowell’s novel Eleanor & Park from the eighth grade curriculum in the Yamhill-Carlton School District in Oregon. The school board ignored its challenge policy when it voted to ban the book in January, but later backtracked…

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Oregon School Board Reconsiders Hasty Ban of Eleanor & Park

February 15, 2017
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Oregon School Board Reconsiders Hasty Ban of Eleanor & Park

After a hasty decision last month to pull Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park from an eighth grade classroom without following challenge procedures, the school board of Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton School District has reconsidered and will allow the book to go through the review process as outlined in policy. Some parents concerned with mentions of sex and…

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The Oregonian on the Detriments of Banning Books

September 15, 2016
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In time for Banned Books Week, Steve Duin of The Oregonian talks about the problems with banning books and graphic novels and how, even in a day and age in which freedom of speech is celebrated, schools, libraries, and bookstores are still frontline defenders of the right to read. Take for instance a recent case in Duin’s…

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Oregon School Bans Sex Ed Book, Disciplines Librarian Who Bought It

April 18, 2016
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Oregon School Bans Sex Ed Book, Disciplines Librarian Who Bought It

The classic — and frequently challenged — sex ed book It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris has reportedly been removed from an elementary school library in Rainier, Oregon, and the librarian who included it in the collection has been disciplined by school administrators despite the book’s presence on a statewide list of approved materials. Moreover,…

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CBLDF Relocating to Portland, Oregon, in 2016

February 18, 2016
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This morning at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced that the organization is moving to Portland, Oregon, in 2016. In relocating, CBLDF brings its 30 years of experience at the nexus of comics, free expression, and advocacy to one of the nation’s most vibrant communities of creators, readers, and educators,…

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What Do We Know About the Frequently Challenged Comics of 2014?

April 17, 2015
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What Do We Know About the Frequently Challenged Comics of 2014?

Following the news that comics made up almost a third of the books on the American Library Association’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books for 2014, we did a bit of investigating for more information on the challenges that landed Persepolis, Drama, and Saga on the list. Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic memoir Persepolis came…

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Persepolis Challenged in Oregon School District

September 22, 2014
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Persepolis Challenged in Oregon School District

Banned Books Week is starting off with a bang, as we learned late Friday that Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis faces a challenge from parents in the Three Rivers School District in southwest Oregon. At a school board meeting last week, one parent complained that the book contained language he wasn’t permitted to say before the audience,…

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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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