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Letter to the School Board of Strasburg (CO) High School

Two of John Green’s books, Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns, are being challenged at a high school in Colorado. They are two of the nineteen books (see list below) proposed for the elective course in young adult literature. 635 more words


Top 100 Challenged Books, 2000 to 2009

Since the advent of the written word, people have challenged the written word. Even in today’s times, books are continuously being challenged and banned in many areas. 725 more words


From Yertle the Turtle to A Clockwork Orange

What do Anthony Burgess and Dr. Seuss have in common?  Aside from the fact that they’re both playful with their language both are authors of books that have been challenged or banned.   107 more words

Community Events

eleanor & park - freedom to read week 2014

It is Freedom to Read Week, so it’s time to celebrate making diverse opinions and information available to our communities. Hooray. In our library system I’m a children’s and youth librarian, so I tend to focus more on challenges to YA and kids’ books in the library sphere. 270 more words

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