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Kids’ Right to Read Top Banned Books of 2013…Help Support Our Fight!

Here they are: KRRP’s Top Victories of 2013. We are proud of our work in successfully battling these book challenges, but this effort can only continue with your continued support of the project. If you love these books, support us in … Continue reading

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Free Speech Matters 2013: Celebrating the importance of our mission

Outside, a panorama view of the New Jersey skyline, reflected light twinkling on the east river; inside, talk of books, art, community, and censorship. This past Tuesday, NCAC celebrated its 39th year at our annual “Celebration of Free Speech and … Continue reading

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Sherman Alexie Talks to NCAC’s the Write Stuff About Being Banned

Sherman Alexie tells the Write Stuff about how it feels to be challenged, why he’s determined to keep writing controversial books for teens, and the upcoming sequel to his oft-banned, award-winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian … Continue reading

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WATCH: Awesome Teen Films About Book Censorship

It’s that time of year — yesterday we announced the semifinalists for the 2012 Youth Free Expression Film Contest and we couldn’t be more excited. Reasons why we’re excited: 1. Theme: Banned Books. This year’s films asked students to respond … Continue reading

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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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Free Access to the Missourian’s Challenged Books Report

Not long ago, The Missourian published its excellent J-student project of tracking and reporting on book challenges and bans across the state of Missouri.  This week, the newspaper — which uses a subscriber access model — will be allowing all visitors … Continue reading

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Victory in Richland, WA! “…Part-Time Indian” Restored To Curriculum

The Richland, WA school board has overturned a previous vote that removed Sherman Alexie’s award-winning Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian from the district’s high school curriculum. The book will now be available to all high school classes! NCAC … Continue reading

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Sherman Alexie novel officially banned from Missouri school

A disappointing ruling came out last night regarding Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in Stockton, Missouri. The Stockton School Board voted 7-0 holding firm in its decision to remove the book from school classrooms, notwithstanding … Continue reading

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A Microcosm of Censorship

We’ve noticed that the State of Oregon has been a hotbed for censorship incidents lately.  Here’s what’s been happening around the state: A Portland fifth grader has decided not to perform his act about President Barack Obama in his elementary … Continue reading

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Monday Book Censorship Wrap

It’s raining here in New York, and it also seems to be raining book censorship news!  From near and far, here’s the round up of book challenges we’re watching. A woman in West Bend, WI, has submitted a complaint to … Continue reading

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