You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news.

Photo: Charles Denson

YCRT! Banned Book News

Local pastors petitioned to have LGBTQ-themed books removed from a Banned Books Week display at the public library in Rumford, Maine. The library, backed by patrons and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, […]

Share

You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news.

Banned Books Week is September 23-29. In honor of those who fight to protect our right to read and write, I offer my annual rant.

YCRT! Banned Books Week Annual Rant

Every year conservative pundits line up to tell us […]

Share

You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups.

Banned Books Week, September 24-30, 2017

YCTR! News

From a “love letter” to librarians:

I imagine librarians are also working on their Banned Books displays now. Banned Books Week is set for Sept. 24-30, celebrating our freedom to read […]

Share

You Can’t Read That!

Have a great Banned Books Week, everyone! I don’t know about you, but I’ll be ordering a copy of The Boy Came Back — it sounds like a fun read. […]

Share

You Can’t Read That! (Updated 9/25/14)

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups.

This post will go out on the first day of Banned Books Week, September 21-27, in honor of those who fight to protect our right to read and write.

YCRT! Banned Books Week Editorial

Every year conservative pundits line […]

Share

You Can’t Read That!

Any time someone tries to keep someone else from reading a book, the intent is to ban … even if the ban applies only to one sixth-grade classroom in some rural town. […]

Share

You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring news about banned and challenged books.

Yes, Virginia, They Still Ban Books in Tucson, Arizona.

The American Library Association, which recently concluded its annual Banned Books Week campaign, is sometimes accused of banning books that right-wing and religious groups would like to see […]

Share

Things to Ban Instead of Commonly Banned Books

I don’t often copy from other blogs, but IMHO The Hairpin scored major points here and I feel the need to blockquote a couple of samples:

Commonly Banned: The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. Ban Instead: Explanations of why The Catcher in the Rye is overrated to people who’ve just said that it’s […]

Share