Tag Archives: book banning

Art Auction + Free Speech = Winning

Tweet BEA – the ginormous annual publishing conference – is just around the corner. I’ll be there Monday- Thursday, and plan on having a Very Good Time Indeed. One of the coolest things at BEA is the Silent Auction. This takes place Wednesday night. The best illustrators in the business such as David Diaz, Mo […]
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Indiana mother wants to ban TWISTED

TweetWait, didn’t we do this already?This time the setting is South Central Junior-Senior High School in Harrison County, IN where a parent is filing the paperwork to have TWISTED removed from the school. TWISTED was assigned in this parent’s, Ms. Mathis, son’s English class. An alternative book, THE OUTSIDERS, was made available for students whose parents […]
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No worries, mate – Friday Five Plus One, turtle edition

TweetI didn’t mean to alarm anyone by not posting for a week. Things have been a bit busy. Mostly with good stuff, but at such a fast pace I haven’t had blogging time.First – A wee movie for your enjoyment. This turtle belongs to my daughter, OfficeMouse. When she got the turtle, it was smaller […]
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TWISTED still under threat in KY – you can help

TweetThe English teacher in KY who has been dealing with the challenges to several books, including TWISTED, has to jump through new hoops before the books will be allowed back in the classroom. Three of the books: TWISTED, LESSONS OF A DEAD GIRL, and RAPTURE OF CANAAN have again been banned by the superintendent. According to the teacher, he does […]
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Books and Teachers Under Attack

TweetLast week I reported on efforts to ban SPEAK in CA, and TWISTED in KY and PA. Thankfully, all of the attempts to remove the books were defeated.This week, things are worse.Teachers at Montgomery High School in Mt. Sterling, KY have been banned from wearing Banned Books Week tee-shirts that feature a quote from To […]
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TWISTED banning update

TweetI now have the specifics of the challenge to TWISTED in Montgomery High School in Mt. Sterling, KY.It started as an effort to remove seven books. These were all options for literature circle reads. All seven were pulled from a teacher’s classroom after a parent complained about the content of the books. The first six were […]
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Nonews

TweetI have not heard anything about the challenge to TWISTED in Kentucky yet.This week’s entries at A.Word.A.Day all deal with censorship. (Thanks to a friend in Maine for the tip!)And this was sort of buried in Tuesday’s post. "The Kids’ Right to Read project is a collaboration of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) […]
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Autumn, with the smell of book banning in the air

Tweet(Yes, I know this is a long post. With no pictures. It’s important. Please read through to the end. And then pass it on.)While I was out of town last week, I received word of three attempts to remove two of my books from high school classrooms, TWISTED and SPEAK.The challenge I have the least […]
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