Monthly Archives: January 2013

Watch “Waking,” a 4-minute Dystopian Look at a World Without Books

A world with no great books is a black and white dreary bore, says Eden Taylor Ames in her film. Eden encourages us to shed our blinders in one of our 2012 Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest Semifinalists. Like … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Unlock the Books for All the Read!

A person or group of people shouldn’t limit what others can read and see, Naomi Clements expresses in her film. Naomi 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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Today’s Featured Teen Film: Speaking Out and Shutting Down Censors

Sometimes those with authority are the ones telling you a book isn’t appropriate, other times the voice of the censor is internalized. David Raygoza explores a battle over a good book in one of our 2012 Youth Free Expression Project … Continue reading

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Are Textbooks All Fact? A Teen’s Response to Textbook Censorship

Watch Nathan Water’s video on textbook censorship, a book banning for the modern era. Nathan 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 … Continue reading

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What Do Teens Think About the Mexican-American Studies Ban?

Watch this awesome video by Gio Garcia, a student in Tucson, and find out! Gio 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 … Continue reading

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Post-Newtown, “Zero Tolerance” for Student Expression

If you want to express your thoughts, your feelings, your grief, your pain, or your opinions through poetry or art, you best wait until you’re old enough to vote. In December, a  16-year-old high school student in New Jersey was … 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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