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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… 428 more words

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Ban Before Reading by David K Shipler

How it feels to have your book suspended from a high school’s English curriculum.

Source: Ban Before Reading – The New York Times

“When Bakich called the book [“The Working Poor: Invisible in America”] Marxist and socialist, I knew that she had read it carelessly, if at all. 124 more words


COM601: Podcast #1 Reader-Response Theory and Book Banning

Chapter 5 – Fish’s Reader-Response theory and Book Banning

It's Banned Books Week.

I’m not normally a very “ranty” person, but I do get a little hot under the collar when it comes to book banning.

I don’t believe in book censorship of any sort. 143 more words


Book Banning: I just can't handle The Stupid

I walked into my local Half-Price Books, and saw this wonderful display. Naturally, I was curious, so I wandered over and started checking out the explanations on why certain books had been banned. 303 more words


Vaginas, Cervixes and Rebecca Skloot. Oh My!

Well book friends, it’s happened again–and not in Kansas I might add–someone has proposed the banning of a book!

Just this afternoon I was directed to an article published by Jezebel which details the situation that took place in Knoxville, Tennessee. 709 more words

When Everything Feels Like the Movies (My .02 cents)

I have a couple of days off from the bookstore, so instead of making observations about bibliophiles, I’m making observations about books. 


WHEN EVERYTHING FEELS LIKE THE MOVIES is inspired by the true story of an openly gay teenager in California who was shot to death in 2008 by a classmate he’d asked to a Valentine dance. 689 more words