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.
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 placed in libraries. […]
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. In Arizona, the banned book debate rages on. Tucson school district officials insist they didn’t ban any books. A local paper, the Tucson Citizen, asks why then did Tucson school district officials interrupt Mexican American classes in mid-session, confiscate students’ […]
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring news about banned and challenged books. They changed Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn to get rid of a word everyone used in the 1880s. They they went after Tintin in the Congo for drawings that reflected 1930s racial stereotypes. Now they’re going after another notorious racist … […]