You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Announcement Thirteen may be an inauspicious number, but it’s the number of years I’ve been writing about banned books, first for Paul’s Thing and later for Daily Kos, posting links on social media whenever I publish a new one. In that […]

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You Can’t Read That!

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 […]

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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 Banned Books Week is […]

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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! News Why can’t kids just read Officer Friendly coloring books instead? South Carolina Cops Have Thoughts On Your High School Reading List. Here’s more on the same subject: “Union says depictions of brutality in The Hate U Give and All […]

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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! News Did you watch the HBO adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”? I thought it was strident and dreadful. “Gateway Pundit, a popular, controversial site on the right that posts breaking news, says Facebook has been flagging its articles […]

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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! News Another in a long line of dead white male writers whose work would make today’s college students squirm (if anyone still read him): “And where science has not reached, men stared and feared, telling one another of the […]

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