I don’t know if young people still read it today, but Anne Frank’s Diary was a profoundly moving and unforgettable experience for members of my generation, children born just after the end of World War II. You know my opinion of those who try to ban books or otherwise prevent the rest of us from reading them. Those who continue to suppress Anne Frank’s Diary are not merely book banners but anti-Semites as well, Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazis, and there’s a special place in hell reserved for them.
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news. 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, stood its ground. Per […]
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 Banned Books Week is […]
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. 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 and to seek and express ideas. My […]
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.
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 up to […]
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. […]