Kids, Know Your Rights!
A Young Person’s Guide to Intellectual Freedom
An Essay by Pat Scales about Book Censorship
- Speak Loudly (courtesy of ALAN)
- Why the Banning of Angie Thomas’ Book was an Insult to the Black Lives Matter Movement
- The ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom
- ALA Banned Books Week
- National Coalition Against Censorship Book Censorship Toolkit
- Judy Blume on Censorship
- WNDB offers great resources for development
Censorship and Book Banning
If you are facing a challenge, use these tips and resources.
Challenges to Twisted
Twisted and several other books were removed from a classroom. Here is the letter I sent to the committee reviewing the challenged novels.
Support from Educators
One of the most detailed explanations for why Twisted deserves a place in the high school curriculum.
Support from Kid’s Right to Read Project
The Kids’ Right to Read Project, a division of the National Coalition Against Censorship, sent this letter to a school district where Twisted was challenged.
Challenges to Speak
While it would be nice to pretend that sexual assault does not exist, a quick glance at the statistics proves otherwise.
Weighing In by Pat Scales
We must be proactive in helping parents understand that rating books is dangerous.
Support from the Kid’s Right to Read Project
The Kids’ Right to Read Project sent this letter to a school district where Speak was challenged.