This a speech by popular young adult novelist John Green, author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars for the the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Banned Author Event. 314 more words
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Parents are rarely happy about the education their children receive, or so it seems.
Some complaints are legitimate, particularly in our current climate of education funding cuts. 692 more words
“Not every book is right for every person, but providing a wide range of reading choices is vital for learning, exploration, and imagination. The ability to read, speak, think and express ourselves freely are core American values.” ALA President Carol Bray-Cassaro said, and it is true. 517 more words
In the early 50s, folks worked themselves up into a real dither searching for Bolsheviks here, there, wherever they may be hiding. There was a commie round every corner; any person you met might be a secret pinko, hoping to lead… 428 more words
Todd Starnes from Fox News recently reported on a charter school in California that decided to purge books…not just any books though. According to this report, the school decided to remove all books from their library that were “written by a Christian author or had a Christian message.” Nothing like a library that tells you what you are going to read. 324 more words