Posts Tagged ‘book censorship’
The pen of a solitary novelist came under dire threat by the sword of radical Islam, as grippingly recounted in Salman Rushdie’s new memoir, Joseph Anton.
Lawsuit claims it’s unconstitutional to require elementary school students to get a parent’s permission to check out picture book.
But commitment to anti-censorship beliefs gets tested when kids come along.
PLUS: Resources, activities for Banned Books Week, Sept. 30 – Oct. 6.
Defense Department’s general counsel says Matt Bissonnette, who wrote an account of the bin Laden raid, violated agreements not to divulge military secrets.
True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries tells first-person stories of librarians standing up to those who would ban books from the shelves.
Online petition and letters from anti-censorship groups have taken issue with decision to remove award-winning picture book from elementary school libraries.
For the prophetic writer who died this week at age 91, the freedom to read was something that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Prison policies to promote inmate safety and rehabilitation are legitimate, but censoring books irrationally and inconsistently isn’t.
Librarians can decide whether or not to purchase erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, but should not bow to public pressure by removing books already on shelves.
California case involving book by famous inmate George L. Jackson is another in a long line of rulings that unnecessarily restrict prisoners’ First Amendment rights.
Two residents had objected to book’s use in senior AP English class, but Valley View School Board decides not to alter curriculum.
Also, the authors of And Tango Makes three, the most-challenged book in the U.S., read from their work about two male penguins who raise a baby penguin.
History reminds us that the struggle to maintain our intellectual freedom has never been easy. Also:
But Slaughterhouse-Five and Twenty Boy Summer can be checked out only by parents.
Decision to ban widely respected book from Republic, Mo., high school sends some unfortunate signals about board’s view of educators and the students they serve.