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Open Books. Open Minds. (Banned Books Week, Pt.1)

This past Saturday marked the close of Banned Books Week, which ran from September 21-27 in the US. As it has for the last few years, my Facebook feed rolled full with book images, blog posts, lists – and my favorite, photographs of people covertly reading banned books. 1,106 more words


This is NOT Good Service

So, I’m apparently a little late to this party.  Yes, I knew some folks, and some “states” don’t like the Affordable Care Act (abbreviated ACA, and also sometimes called Obamacare).  157 more words

Public Libraries

Classroom Instruction: Ethics & Intellectual freedom

While instructional freedom in the classroom is regarded as a high point for teachers, there is still some unrest when it comes to materials being used instruction. 241 more words


Team Harpy

Every so often, something happens in Library Land that is important enough to bring attention to it. This is one of those times.

Two librarians, nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey, have had a civil suit brought against them by Joseph Murphy. 239 more words


12 Banned Books Every Woman Should Read | HuffPo

While it would be great if we were past the whole “banning books” thing, the fact remains that hundreds of books have their places in libraries or on school reading lists challenged each year. 108 more words


Banned Book Week: A Celebration of Intellectual Freedom

Roughly a decade ago, in my 11th grade English course we read Lord of the Flies by William Golding. That’s when I first learned about Banned Book Week. 487 more words


Reading Round-Up, ABC Edition

It’s been a good 48 hours for book-related reading all over the internet. Here are three highlights in ABC order.

A is for Amazon
A Writerly Chill at Jeff Bezos’ Fire… 526 more words