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The Arab Spring's best legacy: Egyptians are now reading once-banned books

In his 25 years manning a stall at Cairo’s storied Ezbekiya book market, Ali El Shaer has often had to revise his stock. When local students favored socialist treatises, he bought Karl Marx by the carton. 1,152 more words

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The ALA Banned Books Poster Debacle

Via the American Library Association store

There it is. The poster that sparked some major outrage. Library Juice has called it Islamaphobic stating,

Clearly, the image links suppression of information with the religion of Islam, depicting a woman whose eyes are showing through her niqab.

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My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier

Judul: My Brother Sam Is Dead

Penulis: James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier

Penerbit: Scholastic (1974)

Halaman: 216p

Beli di: Bzee (25k)

My Brother Sam is Dead berkisah tentang kehidupan penduduk kota kecil Redding di Amerika, menjelang munculnya Perang Revolusi Amerika untuk memerdekakan diri dari koloni Inggris di penghujung periode 1700-an. 397 more words

Fiction

Can You Guess the Banned Book?

Banned Books Week is still several months away, but it’s never a bad time to talk about challenged books. I spent some time on the American Library Association’s pages for a project recently, and came across a few gems among the dozens of attempts by concerned citizens trying to save the souls of us unsuspecting library patrons who might “accidentally” stumble upon something so heinous as  582 more words

Books

10 books most likely to be pulled from library shelves in the U.S.

NEW YORK — It turns out at least one part of publishing has a diverse slate of authors: The books most likely to be pulled from school and library shelves. 804 more words

Lifestyle

I judge people by their books

Most people, if they’re honest, will admit they judge others for something, even if they aren’t “supposed” to. Whether it’s a particular kind of haircut, poor grammar, or collection of bumper stickers, we all have… 634 more words

Religion

Was Enid Blyton a bad writer?

Enid Blyton is responsible for a huge portion of missed sleep from my childhood. The Famous Five books and the ‘Mystery’ series were staple components of my evenings (and long into the night) from the age of about eight or nine till I started high school at twelve (we don’t do middle school in Scotland). 844 more words

Children's Fiction