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ALA's Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books of 2014

Yesterday, the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom released the top 10 frequently challenged books of 2014. The ALA does this every year to inform the public about censorship attempts that affect libraries and schools: 233 more words

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Trigger Warning (As If)

So, since last year, there has been global talk lately of instituting trigger warnings on books, ostensibly to warn people of potentially upsetting themes or scenes in a work of literature. 481 more words

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On Reading: Freedom to Read Week

“A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.” ~ Jo Godwin

Some of the most popular titles in literature have been banned or challenged at some point in their history: …

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Books under fire: a hit list of banned and challenged children's books

Books under fire : a hit list of banned and challenged children’s books provides information on specific banned and challenged children’s books to help teachers and librarians respond to book challenges from parents, parent associations and members of the public. 210 more words

December BoM - The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Well, well, well. Here we are again.

Our December banned and/or challenged book is Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and I hope you’ll read along with us and join the conversation.  223 more words

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Day 11, NaBloPoMo: Slaughterhouse-Five

Title: Slaughterhouse-Five
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Genre: Antiwar | Historical | Sci-fi | Semi-autobiographical
Publication Date: 1969
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Summary:

Slaughterhouse Five is a satirical anti-war and science fiction novel. 247 more words

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