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You Can’t Read That!

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

Brunswick County NC school officials, in the wake of yet another parental challenge to Sherman Alexie’s young adult novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, have decided the book will stay on the shelves of a middle [...]

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You Can’t Read That!

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

YCRT! Rant

Legislators in the Kansas Senate are considering a bill that will make it easy for parents and district attorneys to bring legal action against teachers, librarians, and school principals who expose [...]

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You Can’t Read That!

YCRT! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups.

Is your child’s teacher thinking about sex? Right this minute?

Smutty-minded parents in Ohio clamor for a high school teacher to be fired after she writes a novel with sex in it Same thing (Pennsylvania, last year)

Michigan educators stand [...]

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You Can’t Read That!

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

I thought this article about the still-widespread opposition to ebooks was interesting, particularly this paragraph:

Add to that the e-book’s ease of transport, its international vocation (could the Iron Curtain have kept out e-books?), its indestructibility (you can’t burn [...]

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You Can’t Read That!

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

My local school district in Tucson, Arizona is at the center of a growing national and international scandal over the racially-motivated confiscation and banning of textbooks, novels, and plays. I wrote about the district’s actions here and here. To [...]

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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 to October 1) is almost upon us. What’s it all about? From the American Library Association’s site:

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of [...]

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