Posts Tagged ‘ summer reading ’

Virginia Lawmaker Wants Librarians Fired for Summer Reading Lists

July 6, 2016
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Virginia Lawmaker Wants Librarians Fired for Summer Reading Lists

A debate over summer reading books in Virginia’s Chesterfield County Public Schools intensified last week when a state senator characterized the books as “trash” and said the school librarians who recommended them should be fired. The titles that have raised objections from parents include Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell and Dope Sick by Walter…

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VA Parent Leads Summer Reading Censorship Campaign

June 23, 2016
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The school year may be winding down for students across the United States, but upset parents in Chesterfield County, Virginia, have been hard at work the past few months in a successful campaign to have titles they call “pornographic,” “vile,” and “trash” removed from the county’s Public School summer reading list. As the Chesterfield Observer…

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Now Available: CBLDF Defender #6!

June 22, 2016
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the sixth issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth…

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12 Challenged or Banned Summer Reading Books for Banned Books Week 2015!

September 29, 2015
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12 Challenged or Banned Summer Reading Books for Banned Books Week 2015!

In the past two years, we’ve seen a veritable explosion of challenges and bans to books assigned as summer reading in middle school, high school, and even college. Moreover, in many cases school districts or administrators seem unsure as to whether summer reading books constitute a part of the curriculum and thus receive the same…

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Committee Keeps Beloved On FL Summer Reading List After “Porn Content” Challenge

September 15, 2015
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A unanimous committee vote kept Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Beloved on a summer reading list in a Satellite High School in Florida despite a parent’s complaint over what he is calling the “porn content” of the novel. Hamilton Boone, a parent of a student at the school, submitted his complaint to the committee…

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A Summer of Attacks on the Freedom to Read

September 7, 2015
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A Summer of Attacks on the Freedom to Read

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer for many people. Vacations are over and school has started once again, but CBLDF didn’t get to take a break this summer. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen a new trend: Censors are as active — if not more so — during the summer months!…

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Florida Student Chastises Schools and Parents for Curious Censorship

August 27, 2015
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Although the Leon County, Florida, School Board is standing by a principal’s decision to pull The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from Lincoln High School’s summer reading list, one student is speaking out not only about how this decision violates students’ right to read, but also how this censorship should be seen as…

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Tweeks: Persepolis Should Not Be Banned

August 25, 2015
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Persepolis

This week in the ComicMix’s Challenged Challenge, twin teen geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, break down why Marjane Satrapi’s award-winning graphic memoir Persepolis should not be banned and why it should instead be embraced by schools and parents to promote further education of their students. The autobiographical memoir tells Satrapi’s own story of growing up…

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Tweeks Remind SideScrollers Challengers That They Don’t Have to Read It

August 21, 2015
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This week in the ComicMix’s Challenged Reading Challenge, the Tweeks took on Matthew Loux’s SideScrollers, the book that led the Enfield, Connecticut, Board of Education to change their entire policy for approving and including controversial books in school reading lists. In 2012, Mathew Loux’s video game themed graphic novel was removed from a ninth grade…

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The Tweeks Challenge Parents to Read The Color of Earth

August 20, 2015
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Twin ween geeks Maddy and Anya — the Tweeks — have tackled another banned book! In week five of ComicMix’s Challenged Challenge, they discuss the critically acclaimed coming-of-age manhwa The Color of the Earth and the controversy surrounding it’s coming-of age story. Creator Kim Dong Hwa’s graphic novel is about a young girl, Ehwa, growing up…

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