Tag Archives: Kids’ Right To Read

Sign This Petition: Don’t Censor Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’ in Alamogordo

If you’re like us, the recent removal of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere from Alamogordo Public School classrooms has caused you to feel anything from confusion to just-plain-no-way-you-can’t-be-serious anger. Now you can take action: A parent in Alamogordo has started a petition on Change.org … Continue reading

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Set ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Free in Plaquemines PSD English Classrooms

In the middle of a unit on Harper Lee’s classic American novel To Kill a Mockingbird, students at Belle Chasse High School in Lousiana were informed they wouldn’t be finishing the book. Apparently, their teachers told them, the book is banned. … Continue reading

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Want to get involved in #BannedBooksWeek? Defend books being challenged RIGHT NOW

It’s not just Catcher in the Rye anymore. The Randolph County school board in North Carolina voted yesterday to restore access to Invisible Man. Public statements of support from readers, students and citizen moved them to have a change of … Continue reading

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Talking Freedom to Read with Lauren Myracle in NoLa

Celebrated YA author Lauren Myracle joined Acacia O’Connor of the Kids’ Right to Read Project and ABFFE’s Chris Finan on a panel at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance conference in New Orleans on September 20, 2013. In addition to talking … Continue reading

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Talks Cancelled for YA Authors Meg Medina and Rainbow Rowell

For whatever reason, it sometimes seems that censorship battles crop up in pairs or groups of three. In May 2012, for example, the Kids’ Right to Read Project began battling the removal of Todd Parr’s The Family Book and other GLSEN … Continue reading

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Adult Anxieties Over Young Adult Fiction Endure

Over at NCAC participating organization CBLDF, Maren Williams has a great blog post refuting arguments that “dark lit” irrevocably harms the innocent minds of today’s youths. We’re sharing it here for you as well… Every once in a while, some … Continue reading

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Read ‘Em and Weep: Quotes from a Real, Live Book Censorship Debate over Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”

The following may inspire tears of pride and/or rage, depending on your disposition. They are Change.org quotes from two petitions: one on each side of a debate over the use of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and other texts in Adams … Continue reading

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