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Bill Moyers Reads Banned Books

Did you know that Bill Moyers is this year’s honorary chair for Banned Books Week? Mr. Moyers talks about his love of reading and libraries below to kick off the week. “Some of the most inspiring works ever written are … Continue reading

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“And Tango Makes Three”

Some believe it is legitimate to shield children and teenagers from information that is perceived to negatively affect that critical time of development. Time and time again, the efforts of artists and authors to incorporate controversial themes in works for … Continue reading

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‘Gossip Girl’ tackles cyberbullying

Cyberbullying was finally examined in Gossip Girl, the CW drama driven by a blog of the same name, touted as “your one-and-only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite,” this month.  Though the high school student characters have posted … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

Each year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the top ten most frequently challenged books. The information comes from two sources: newspapers and reports submitted by individuals, a database is then compiled into a … Continue reading

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More Banned Books!!

I started earlier this by posting up one of the top ten banned books in honor of Banned Books Week. And Tango Makes Three, a children’s book about two male peguins hatching and raising a chick into a loving family … Continue reading

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Isn’t book banning retro?

No. As The Birmingham News reports: According to the ALA’s office for intellectual freedom, there were 420 documented attempts to ban books from libraries nationwide last year, and up to four times as many unreported attempts”. What gets banned? “Topping … Continue reading

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