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Banned Books Week!

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I’m back! Today I actually have something that I want to talk about, something that I’ve recently learned about and just can’t understand: banning books. 967 more words

Banned Books Display.

Banned books week is quickly approaching (Sept. 27th  – Oct. 3rd). Libraries and book stores, authors, and publishers use this week to celebrate everyone’s freedom to read.   68 more words

Tourists, Mistresses, and the People's University

Outside friends visiting must be one of the greatest aspects of life in Alaska. That’s when many of us finally play tourist and explore this wonder-packed place. 702 more words

Public Libraries

Data collection on banned and challenged books

You know when you are talking with someone and suddenly you wonder, “Wait, how did we get on this subject?” I like to be able to trace back to the original subject, as a kind of memory exercise. 967 more words

Books

Patriot Ledger Censors Account of Book Banning by Crane Library

My comments:  Do you remember seeing Samuel Blumenfeld’s posted speech on education?  He died recently, but was a brilliant educator, researcher, and author.  Here again is the wonderful speech he gave in 2012 at Charlotte Iserbyt’s conference in Maine.  1,754 more words

EDUCATION

Censor This

I remember as a fresh-faced sophomore receiving a sheet of the top 100 “most challenged” books ever to be published, many of which have been staple readings in our English department’s curriculum, such as “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “Fahrenheit 451”, and, probably the most challenged on that list, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. 494 more words

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I Read Banned Books!

I must say, I’m addicted banned books.  Maybe it is because when I read one, it’s like giving the middle finger to all those who try to place restrictions on literature.   1,393 more words

Wonderings And Wanderings