Category Archives: Jamie Chosak: Author

“Christian Taliban” to Host Halloween Book and Music Burning

The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina will be spending this Halloween burning books and music its deemed Satan’s work – including all non-King James versions of the Bible. Attendees will enjoy barbeque chicken and all the sides … Continue reading

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Kids’ Right to Read Project Opposes Censorship in Ohio Schools

On September 29th, Wyoming City Schools’ School Board voted to back Superintendent, Gail Kist-Kline’s plan to re-evaluate every non-textbook teachers recommend to students. Staff members will now be asked to rate books based on a new 4-point criteria, which inclues … Continue reading

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Author John Coy and First Amendment Victory in Alabama

Later this month the Kids’ Right to Read Project will interview John Coy, author of YA novels Box Out and Crackback, and would like your help designing the interview. Crackback was challenged in September at a school in Helena, Alabama. … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week Book Censorship Update

Some good and bad news for you today, folks, on the fifth day of Banned Books Week… First the good news: In Pennsylvania, Downingtown West High School followed model procedure in addressing a challenge against Laurie Halse Anderson’s Twisted.  We … Continue reading

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Kids’ Right to Read Protests Efforts to Censor YA Author Ellen Hopkins

Its Banned Books Week and yet efforts to censor books in the U.S.A continue. In fact, just this past week, Ellen Hopkins, author of the Banned Books Week Manifesto was censored in Norman, Oklahoma. According to Ms. Hopkins, “I was … Continue reading

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The Kids’ Right to Read Project Confronts Censorship in PA

On Monday, we reported on the Kids’ Right to Read Project’s response to a challenge in North Pocono High School against Laurie Halse Anderson’s book Speak.  We have since learned North Pocono is not the only place in PA where … Continue reading

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KRRP Protests Book Censorship in Pennsylvania and California

The Kids’ Right to Read Project is urging the general public to speak out against book censorship at two high schools, one in Pennsylvania and the other in California where Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak and Jeannette Wall’s The Glass Castle … Continue reading

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