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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

Baby Lapsit, Friday, April 24

I’m back at Main Branch, and it feels good to be home. Back into my regular schedule, knowing the same routines, and seeing my regulars (a lot of whom very kindly said, “We missed you!”). 720 more words

Community, Inclusiveness, and Offensive Materials

When you look at this image, what do you see?

This is the (current) official graphic for 2015 Banned Books Week. If the ALA Think Tank thread is any indication, … 887 more words

Library Science

Trigger Warnings, Banned Books, and their Ethical Dilemmas

A coworker recently shared with me a banned book project she conducts in her English 102 course. I loved the idea and began constructing my own. 1,307 more words

Teaching

Censorship controls info

This article was originally published in the Sept. 19, 2014 edition of the Cub Reporter

Students in today’s world have technology at their fingertips.

With the intorduction of Chromebooks, textbooks are becoming more and more obsolete. 225 more words

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