Monthly Archives: September 2013

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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Smithsonian Chief Who Caved to Censorship Pressure from Congress Will Retire Next Year

G. Wayne Clough is familiar to followers of NCAC as the Smithsonian Institution Secretary who unilaterally pulled a video from a National Portrait Gallery exhibition at the behest of Congressional Tea Party pressure. Clough has just announced he will resign … 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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