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Book Banning! & Is Everyone a Critic?

“What would Obama think?”  I wondered the other day.

I had just read that officials in the public schools in Duluth, Minnesota, have banned Harper Lee’s… 731 more words

The Banning Of Books - 2018 Style

The Washington Post reported last week about the banning of two books. No it’s not the 1950’s; it’s 2018. Here’s the story:

A Minnesota school district is dropping two classic novels, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” from its required reading list because of the books’ liberal use of a racial slur.

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Book Banning

Ban This Book: review

I loved how it took the banning of Amy Anne Ollinger’s favourite book – From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – from her school library to turn the quiet and shy braid-sucking fourth grader into an activist, who would do whatever it takes to ensure every child at her school can read whatever books they want whether that is… 271 more words

November 13, 1953: When Red, Red Robin Comes Bobbin' Along

In the early 50s, folks worked themselves up into a real dither searching for Bolsheviks here, there, wherever they may be hiding. There was a commie round every corner; any person you met might be a secret pinko, hoping to lead you down the slippery slope to socialism and the dreaded one world. 469 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Book Banning

Should book banning ever be acceptable? Well, in my opinion it should never be since it is violating the first amendment of human rights which deals with freedom of expression, and the right of every citizen to express their thoughts. 434 more words



The Biloxi, Mississippi Board of Education voted to remove To Kill A Mockingbird from their school district curriculum. The vice chair of the Biloxi Board of Education said they made that decision because reading the book made people uncomfortable and other books can give students the same message of empathy as… 481 more words

English Language Arts

Drop the Matches, Start the Conversation

Lawrence Hill’s essay Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book is both an interesting and informative read. He makes it clear in his essay why the Afro-Surinamese-Dutch man who sent him the email found the title of his novel… 1,091 more words