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VICTORY: Illinois Challenge to Persepolis Fails by Unanimous Decision

September 30, 2014
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VICTORY: Illinois Challenge to Persepolis Fails by Unanimous Decision

Yesterday, just hours before a school board meeting to decide the fate of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, CBLDF joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter to defend the book. Last night, the Ball-Chatham School Board in Illinois voted unanimously to keep the book in classrooms. Persepolis is an…

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Persepolis Suspended from Curriculum in Another Illinois High School

September 29, 2014
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Persepolis Suspended from Curriculum in Another Illinois High School

Over the weekend, CBLDF and other member organizations in the National Coalition Against Censorship became aware of yet another challenge to Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, this time at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois. There is no news coverage of the issue as yet, but we’re told that the book has been suspended from a 12th…

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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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Chicago Public Schools Reassign Librarians, Endanger Freedom to Read

September 5, 2014
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Chicago Public Schools Reassign Librarians, Endanger Freedom to Read

When Chicago Public Schools administrators abruptly decided last year that Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis was not appropriate for some students, the directive to ban it initially went to school librarians. But instead of following the order, some of the librarians quickly spread the word to teacher colleagues and citizen journalists, and told the central office in…

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Breaking Free of Social Programming with Books

August 29, 2014
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Breaking Free of Social Programming with Books

Recently, a story by Susie Rodarme of Book Riot came to our attention. In the piece, Rodarme reflects on her upbringing in a predominantly white town and a racist household. Rodarme was told by her father that “If you ever bring home a black man, I will kill you, kill him, and then kill myself.”…

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Censorship 2013: Student Protest Saves Persepolis in Chicago Public Schools

January 3, 2014
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Censorship 2013: Student Protest Saves Persepolis in Chicago Public Schools

When a blogger leaked a March 14 email from the principal of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, Illinois, students in the district took immediate action. Within hours of discovering the email, students used social media to organize a protest that put hundreds of them on the rainy streets outside Lane Tech and in front…

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