Posts Tagged ‘ summer reading ’

School Board Stands by Curious Censorship in Florida

August 14, 2015
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Earlier this week CBLDF joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project to protest Principal Allen Burch’s decision to pull Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the summer reading program at Lincoln High School in Leon County Florida. Despite the protest, the school board has stood behind Burch’s decision. The…

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Principal Violates School Policy, Bans Book Without Consulting Review Committee

August 11, 2015
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Bypassing committee review entirely, a principal in Leon County, Florida made the decision to pull The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from Lincoln High School’s summer reading list after receiving complaints from parents over “inappropriate” content in the book. Principal Allen Burch’s reason: He wanted to “give the opportunity for the parents…

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ACLU’s Banned Books Beach Reads

August 7, 2015
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Summer’s in full-swing and what could be better beach reading than a bag full of banned books! Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, recently put together a list of her controversial favorites that prove not only to be great reads, but also bring awareness of freedom of expression and the larger issues…

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The Tweeks Aren’t Afraid of The Graveyard Book

August 6, 2015
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A little blood isn’t going to scare off the twin tween geeks, the Tweeks! In this week’s episode of their ComicMix Challenged Challenge, Maddy and Anya Ernst take on the controversy around the graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newbery award-winning The Graveyard Book. Adapted by comics superstar P. Craig Russell and illustrated by a…

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Charleston Principal Removes Some Girls Are from Summer Reading List

July 29, 2015
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Charleston Principal Removes Some Girls Are from Summer Reading List

Based on a complaint from one parent, the principal of West Ashley High School in Charleston, South Carolina has removed Courtney Summers’ novel Some Girls Are as an option on a summer reading list for freshman Honors English. Although Charleston County School District’s challenge policy says that the school board should make the final decision…

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The Tweeks Tackle the Controversy Around This One Summer

July 28, 2015
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This One Summer

It’s week 3 of the ComicMix Challenged Challenge and in this episode twin teen geeks Maddy and Anya—the Tweeks—talk about the controversy surrounding Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer. A multi award-winning book and the first graphic novel to receive a Caldecott Honor, This One Summer has garnered significant critical acclaim since its release…

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Bookmobile Temporarily Banned from North Carolina Apartment Complex

July 22, 2015
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Last week, an apartment complex in West Raleigh, North Carolina, set in motion a plan to ban a Lacy Elementary School’s bookmobile from entering and distributing books on its premises. Their reason: Company policy prohibits any events that are not initially sponsored by the corporate owner of the complex, Landmark Apartment Trust. What this means…

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The Tweeks Take on the Drama with Drama

July 21, 2015
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The Tweeks are at it again! This time twin teen geeks, Maddy and Anya Ernst, sit down to talk about Raina Telgemeier’s modern classic Drama and all of the controversial drama surrounding this graphic novel in the latest edition of their ComicMix Challenged Challenge series. In 2012, Drama hit stores and quickly received critical acclaim,…

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The Tweeks Challenge Parents and Kids to Read Bone

July 20, 2015
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The Tweeks, twin teen geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, welcome us to their first ComicMix Challenged Challenge with a passionate discussion about Jeff Smith’s classic graphic novel, Bone: Out of Boneville. As the Tweeks point out, although this book has become modern favorite for many readers and in many ways has paved the way for…

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ComicMix’s Tweeks Challenge Kids and Parents to Read Challenged Comics This Summer!

June 19, 2015
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ComicMix’s Tweeks Challenge Kids and Parents to Read Challenged Comics This Summer!

Twin tween geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, aka the Tweeks, just announced their Challenged Graphic Novel Reading Challenge on the ComicMix website, and their summer reading list is chock full of amazing graphic novels that have been attacked by censors! This year’s Banned Books Week will focus on young adult fiction, and YA comics are…

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