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Teachers resist book ban to teach Ethnic Studies

In the following essay by Elsa Cantu Ruiz and Norma E. Cantu, they tackle the present attacks on ethnic studies in Arizona, resulting toward a ban on particular books. 113 more words

Banning books in prisons is ignorant and destructive

I volunteer in the prison education system and, although some say little or nothing, the one thing that prisoners will not hesitate to talk about is the books that they have been reading or the things that they have learnt from their literature. 477 more words


Why Grayling's book ban is ridiculous, and what we can collectively do about it.

Knowing what to do when you’re angry about something, is so overwhelming.

I mean really angry. Not just the ‘tut, sign a petition and move on with your life’ kind of angry, although that’s absolutely fine. 977 more words

Walter Dean Myers: When Books Mirror Children's Lives, Reading Validates Identity

Today, St. Patrick’s Day,  is a good time to reflect on the ways people can cherish multiple identities—cultural, national, and global.  This issue is fraught with controversy in today’s America. 775 more words

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