Tag Archives: Banned Books Week 2012

Remembering Banned Authors: Maurice Sendak

Millions of enchanted readers were saddened by the passing of beloved children’s book author Maurice Sendak at the age of 83 in May. His books, the most well-known being Where the Wild Things Are, captivated the imaginations of readers both young and old … Continue reading

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Free Access to the Missourian’s Challenged Books Report

Not long ago, The Missourian published its excellent J-student project of tracking and reporting on book challenges and bans across the state of Missouri.  This week, the newspaper — which uses a subscriber access model — will be allowing all visitors … Continue reading

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Remembering Banned Authors: Rosa Guy

Rosa Guy’s life, especially her childhood, was filled with the sorts of challenges, trials and loss that would have broken lesser individuals. Instead, her experiences growing up in New York fostered a fierce urge to tell the stories of those … Continue reading

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Free Speech Orgs Host Banned Books Reading Tomorrow!

NCAC’s event with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is tomorrow night! E-vite your friends, mark your iCalendars, write it on your hand, whatever, just come! What: Readings from everything from “Fifty Shades of Grey” to “Fanny Hill” to “Joe Blow” by readers including … Continue reading

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Remembering Banned Authors: Ray Bradbury

Throughout Banned Books Week we will feature banned and challenged authors who left us in 2012. This week celebrates these great writers and their works, which helped form the identities of many readers, young and old. A name now almost … Continue reading

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NCAC, ALA talk Banned Books on KPFA’s Project Censored

NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin and Kids’ Right to Read Coordinator Acacia O’Connor joined KPFA radio out of Berkeley, CA on Friday, speaking about the prevalence of book challenges today and the debate over a book ratings system. Barbara Jones, Director … Continue reading

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