Tag Archives: Banned Books Week 2012

Sherman Alexie: “I love to scare the already terrified assholes”

Guernica magazine featured a great interview with frequently challenged and banned author, Sherman Alexie. Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has appeared on the ALA’s most challenged list in both 2010 and 2011; the Kids’ Right to Read Project … Continue reading

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YA Author Keith Gray’s Wise Words on Book Censorship

During Banned Books Week last week, the PEN American Center featured an essay on the topic of book censorship and young adult readers by author Keith Gray. In his article, Gray talks about how he is frequently worrying about, not … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Irony: Chicago Author Banned From Banned Books Talk

Last week, in the midst of the media derecho catapulting the celebration of Banned Books Week, we came upon this article in the Chicago Tribune written by author James Klise.   Klise manages a high school library in Chicago and is the author … Continue reading

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Remembering Banned Book Crusaders: Barney Rosset

 “If you have freedom of speech, you have freedom of speech,” publishing legend Barney Rosset was quoted as saying. Rosset was responsible for the publication of many celebrated works of American literature, especially those that pushed the envelope in terms … Continue reading

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Video: Adorable Children Reading From Banned Books

On September 23, we brought our Banned Books Library to the Brooklyn Book Fest and let passersby read to us from some of their favorite titles. Better than cat videos, that’s for sure! Check out the whole playlist on our … Continue reading

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Banned Authors Speak: Matt Loux

School is back in session, and that means censorship attempts are back en force as well. Kids’ Right to Read has tackled several challenges to summer reading selections recently, including on to Sidescrollers, a graphic novel by Matt Loux (Oni … Continue reading

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Read the ACLU of Texas’ Banned Books Report

The ACLU of Texas published their 16th annual Banned Books Report for the occasion of Banned Books Week this week and it both looks amazing and has great content. In addition to detailed information about books that were challenged and banned across … Continue reading

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