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The Satanic Temple Children's Activity Book Causing School Board to Rethink Policy

“Back in September, the Satanic Temple announced its intention to hand out pamphlets on its tenets to Florida schoolchildren in response to an Orange County School Board decision that allowed a Christian group to hand out Bibles and pamphlets of its own. 67 more words

Books

Celebrate the Life of Leslie Feinberg; Read!

Leslie Feinberg, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died on November 15. You can read her obituary, lovingly written by her partner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, … 136 more words

Kentucky Book Fair - Love being with authors and readers!

Saturday I was at the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort, KY! Met lots of new author friends and lots of readers! I even had some metaphysical conversations about the premise of… 67 more words

Things That Occur To Me

books for cell blocks because Harry Potter is for everyone

Last night I dreamed that I was trying to donate books to a jail. They had a tiny library there but all they had were picture books. 91 more words

What do Helen Keller and Alexander Solzyenitsyn Have in Common?

What could American heroine Helen Keller, who overcame blindness and deafness, have in common with a Russian soldier who spent many years interred in Stalin’s gulags? 431 more words

U.S. Politics

Celebrating YOUR Freedom to Read: Banned Books 2014 by Theresa Bennett-Wilkes

LITERARY CENSORSHIP:

CELEBRATING YOUR FREEDOM to READ

Written by Theresa W. Bennett-Wilkes

Reading had changed forever the course of my life.

Malcolm X

Literary censorship poses a continuing threat to the freedom to read. 1,842 more words

Banned Books

"These Kids Have a Fire": NoLa Students Rethink School, Community

Karen Marshall, executive director of Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, joined the Education Town Hall to discuss the history and practice of helping students “Rethink” their schools and communities. 472 more words

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