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Banned Books Week 2018

It’s Banned Books Week! From The American Library Association’s website: “Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and voluntary challenge reports sent to […]

From The Boston Globe: “‘The Hate U Give’ pulled from Texas school district’s shelves”

Well said, sir! Read Roger’s quote in the Boston Globe article: “‘The Hate U Give’ pulled from Texas school district’s shelves.” Photo taken at the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards.

What Makes a Good Banned Book?

Max imagined himself into the land of the wild things, and the censors said NO. Mickey fell out of his clothes in full-frontal view, and the censors said NO. When Judy Blume gave Margaret her period, gave Tony Miglione wet dreams, and answered Deenie’s questions about masturbation, the censors said “too much information,” and they […]