Monthly Archives: June 2012

Author of “In Our Mothers’ House” Speaks

Patricia Polacco, the prolific children’s book author who wrote In Our Mothers’ House answered NCAC’s questions about the objections which have recently been raised in Davis County, UT. Complaints have centered around the non-traditional nature of the family depicted in … Continue reading

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(Banned) Books that Shaped America at LOC

On June 25, the Library of Congress will open its summer exhibit “Books That Shaped America.”  The exhibit will be on display through the end of September in the Southwest Gallery, located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson … Continue reading

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Read Objectors’ Complaints About Family Books

Through records requests, the Kids’ Right to Read Project was able to get access to the official complaints filed by parents and citizens who objected to the content of The Family Book and In Our Mothers’ House. The excerpted passages below … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Families Book Banning Bonanza

(applause for alliteration, please) This month we’ve been working on restoring two children’s picture books teaching tolerance for different types of families. Though they are quite different in content, tone, reading level and appropriateness, their challenges parallel one another immensely. … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels and Comic Books, They’re Not Just for Kids

In fact, many of them contain the sorts of things you might not want a young child to see. Like video games, the market for comic books and graphic novels has a broader demographic appeal than 50 or 60 years … Continue reading

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Just When You Thought You Had Enough “Fifty Shades”…

After Brevard County reversed its decision to remove Fifty Shades of Grey from its libraries, we noticed that several other library systems who had initially said they wouldn’t buy the book relented in the face of public demand. Holds on these … Continue reading

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“The Dirty Cowboy” Cause Lives On

You remember The Dirty Cowboy, our favorite book ban in May? School board members may be standing their ground, but they haven’t heard the last of residents perturbed by the ban. The Patriot-News and The Lebanon Daily News both featured … Continue reading

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