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You all remember Boy Jim, Aunt Polly’s… “Little Helper”?

Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported on a mother’s attempt to have Toni Morrison’s Beloved banned from AP English classes in Fairfax County. When we heard about the challenge, we immediately contacted board members to take the temperature of the situation. … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon Prevails in Franklin Township!

After a long and drawn-out challenge process, this week Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon finally prevailed in Franklin Township!  The denouement to this extended drama came down to a special convening of the Franklin Township school board set for this … Continue reading

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Indiana school board to review Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon”

As we reported in our latest edition of Censorship News, Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon was recently removed from an Indiana high school’s AP English class on April 28 after a parent and school board members complained … Continue reading

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What’s new in Censorship News

Get news in your inbox. Submit your email address to receive Censorship News delivered straight to you. You’ll get a pdf of the print version of Censorship News as well as regular updates on censorship issues. In this issue of … Continue reading

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The Report Card: ENGLISH

GRADE: C+ Books – always a hot button issue in the censorship debate. This year, similar to previous years, some curriculum classics got challenged. Here’s a few of the fights we saw over books being taught in middle- and high-school … Continue reading

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NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin, Toni Morrison, Fran Lebowitz at the Free Speech Leadership Council launch

Click on the photo to see more photo’s from last night’s Conversation with Toni Morrison, launching NCAC’s Free Speech Leadership Council.

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Launching the Free Speech Leadership Council: A Conversation with Toni Morrison

This Wednesday, June 3, National Coalition Against Censorship’s launches the Free Speech Leadership Council with A Conversation with Toni Morrison. Talking with Fran Lebowitz, Morrison will talk about her new book Burn This Book and her experiences with censorship. Just … Continue reading

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Monday Book Censorship Brief

A lot is happening in the world of book censorship. Here’s the most up-to-date news… Toni Morrison has been censored from yet another curriculum – this time from an advanced English class in Shelby, Michigan. Superintendent Dana McGrew ordered the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Toni Morrison

The Inaugural Event of the Free Speech Leadership Council of the National Coalition Against Censorship Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 6:30 to 8:30 PM Hosted by Jane Friedman Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, Toni Morrison is the author … 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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