Monthly Archives: May 2013

Come Bid at the Children’s Art Auction TOMORROW to Benefit Kids’ Right to Read

NCAC partner organization and Kids’ Right to Read Project co-founder the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression is hosting their annual auction of children’s book artwork. The auction will be held in the River Pavilion at the Jacob Javits Center … Continue reading

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Judy Blume Fix? Watch Rachel Dratch, Martha Plimpton Read “Deenie”

We know you’re gearing up for the June 7 release of Tiger Eyes, the first-ever Judy Blume film adaptation. In the meantime, we’d like to share this charming reading of Deenie featuring Rachel Dratch, Martha Plimpton, Junot Diaz, Amy Sohn, and Elna Baker. … Continue reading

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Judy Blume’s Film Debut: “Tiger Eyes” Hits the Big Screen June 7

Maybe it was Forever. Perhaps it was Are you there God, it’s Me, Margaret? It could have been Deenie or even Tiger Eyes. Chances are that if you went through puberty since the 1970s, you learned something from one of Judy Blume’s real, relatable and … Continue reading

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Anne Frank (and all her parts) Will Stay in Northville Schools

A reconsideration committee in Northville, Michigan, voted to retain Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl after it was challenged by a mother of a middle schooler who called the book “pornographic.” In a letter to the community, Assistant Superintendent Bob … Continue reading

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Ta-Ta to Texas Ethnic Studies Bills, May We Never Meet Again

Librotraficantes and their allies are dancing over the legislative grave of Texas HB1938, which sought to limit which courses university students could take to fulfill state history requirements. After impressive advocacy efforts on the part of Tony Diaz and Los … Continue reading

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School Counselor Who Defended ‘Family Book’ Honored by GLSEN

In honor of National Teachers Appreciation Day, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has honored Matt Beck, a school counselor in Erie, Illinois, with its 2013 Educator of the Year Award. Matt showed impressive courage and resolve in … Continue reading

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