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Marjane Satrapi to CPS: ‘Find your Brain Again. Stop Lying’

Khury Petersen-Smith of SocialistWorker.org caught up with Persepolis author Marjane Satrapi to talk about the shady restrictions being placed on the teaching of her book in Chicago. Again, Satrapi showed her insight and savvy and aptly expressed the utter confusion and dismay … Continue reading

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Chicago Public Schools Demands ‘Persepolis’ Be Removed from Classrooms

Teachers and students gathered outside Lane Tech College Prep in the freezing rain Friday for a spirited protest. “Honk if you love free speech,” and “Closing Schools. Banning Books. What’s next?” students’ signs read. The protest was organized in response … Continue reading

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5 Books They Dont Want You Reading: Black History Month Edition

Despite receiving accolades ranging from the National Book Award to the Pulitzer, these five notorious novels have been banned by schools across the United States. Their Eyes Were Watching God —Zora Neal Hurston, 1937 “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a … Continue reading

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Banning Books, Excluding Thoughts: An Animated Music Video

Combining a number of genres, Daniel Pritchard sends a unified message: ideas should be free to be shared and absorbed. Daniel is one of our 2012 Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest semifinalists. Like what you see? “Like” this video … Continue reading

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Ban Harry Potter? This Teen Won’t Stand for It!

April Jackson dramatizes a story about her sister, who was told by their mother she wasn’t allowed to read Harry Potter because it contained witchcraft. April’s short film is one of our 2012 Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest semifinalists. … Continue reading

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“Banned”: An Impressive Claymation Video About Book Censorship

Matthew Dunbar’s short film is one of our 2012 Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest semifinalists. Like what you see? “Like” this video on YouTube and it could become our 2012 People’s Choice Award Winner!

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Watch “Redacted” A Short Teen Film About Book Censorship

Sarah Grabman and Evan Horowitz submitted their whimsical reflection on how the censoring impulse can even seep into your own head and self-perfection. This film is one of our 2012 Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest semifinalists. Like what you … Continue reading

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