Category Archives: Rebecca Zeidel: Author

Reading about it will make you do it?

We’ve read recently about controversy over YA author Laurie Halse Anderson’s recent novel, Wintergirls, in which a high school girl struggles with anorexia and her friend’s death from the disease.  Critics of the book say it serves as a “how-to” … Continue reading

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‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘The Bermudez Triangle’ Challenged in Leesburg, FL

We wrote some weeks ago about censorship and cyberbullying on the TV show, Gossip Girl. Now, Gossip Girl (the book), and The Bermudez Triangle are under fire. One parent in Leesburg, FL has challenged The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson … Continue reading

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‘Hoops’ challenged

In honor of tonight’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, we bring you basketball-themed book censorship. Indeed, a story about a basketball star really is at the heart of a controversy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where one parent has challenged Hoops by … Continue reading

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Comic Book and ‘Nintendo Power’ Under Fire

In recent weeks, a Spider-Man comic book and Nintendo Power magazine have been challenged in school libraries in Cleveland, Ohio, and in Millard, Nebraska, respectively. Parents have asked whether a scantily-clad cartoon woman (in one case) or violence in a … Continue reading

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School Cancels Bill Ayers Speech

The Naperville, IL, School District has cancelled a visit by Bill Ayers at Naperville North High School after the visit scheduled for April 8th sparked heated controversy in the community. Ayers is a professor at the University of Illinois at … 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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