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Articles about the books that are on ALA's Top 100 Banned Books as well as contemporary issues related to the freedom to read.
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In Banning Books School DIstricts Betray Students

As Banned Book week approaches it appears that the book censors are in competition to suppress some the most interesting and recognized authors and books! Buckling under pressure from vocal individ...
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Schofield teacher on leave after parent complains of 'pornographic' sci-fi book - Aiken Standard

Schofield teacher on leave after parent complains of 'pornographic' sci-fi book - Aiken Standard | BFHS Banned Books Week | Scoop.it
Schofield teacher on leave after parent complains of 'pornographic' sci-fi bookAiken StandardSources said the teacher read from three books, among them"Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, as part of the district's literacy initiative program.
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Mariusz Leś's comment, October 3, 2012 4:41 AM
Sounds absurd, but we still don't know what the other two books were.
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Celebrate Your Freedom to Read: eBooks for Banned Books Week

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read: eBooks for Banned Books Week | BFHS Banned Books Week | Scoop.it
Digital Library Blog ... My first step is always to take a look at the newly updated list of the most frequently challenged or banned books, compiled by the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, and mentally check off each one that I've already...
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ALA Press Release | American Library Association

John Green is 2012 Teen Reads Week Spokesperson.

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Oppose Internet Censorship: Help Defeat PIPA And SOPA | Demand Progress

Oppose Internet Censorship: Help Defeat PIPA And SOPA | Demand Progress | BFHS Banned Books Week | Scoop.it
Nobody thought it could be done, but it looks like we've turned the tide against the Internet Blacklist Bill. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi just spoke out against it, and Republican Darrell Issa says it now stands "no chance of passage!
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'The Hunger Games' ignites the ALA's list of most challenged books - CNN.com

'The Hunger Games' ignites the ALA's list of most challenged books - CNN.com | BFHS Banned Books Week | Scoop.it
"The Hunger Games" movie may not have had trouble earning a PG-13 rating, but many parents and educators are wondering whether the best-selling book trilogy belongs on library shelves.
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Sharif I 's comment, October 28, 2012 6:43 PM
When books are challenged, it's usually for a very specific reason. An example would be finding a book in a school's library and seeing that it had a word used in a bad way or just a simple swear word. With the hunger Games, this book became huge with kids all around america and Europe because of its mix of action, drama, and love. Recently it has been challenged by some parents and educators if it belongs in the hands of kids. The most common problem found with it is that it is a dystopia where kids are chosen to be in a battle every year where there is only one victor. Its gruesome, but it is still a good story. The movie did a good job of reflecting the authors intentions on how the scenes were produced and therefore, the movie made millions of dollars and was a huge public sensation. Like most public sensations, there are some pessimistic people that must find faults or problems with them. In this case, the movie made the Hunger Games book even more popular than it was before, and it sparked some questions. Most of the questions were from overprotective parents that were trying to do a good deed for their children. Most of them probably didnt even read the book and they are only repeating what others have said. I always find it really interesting when parents are more protective of their kids reading a violent book than letting their kids play actual video games where they can kill people.... just sayin
Scott Crabb's comment, October 30, 2012 12:06 PM
I agree with what you said. In this age kids can get access to much worse things than a simple fiction story. Ex. video games, internet articles, pictures
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BOOKMANS DOES BANNED BOOKS VIRTUAL READ-OUT

Bookmans, www.bookmans.com, an independent bookstore with six locations in Arizona, created this video for the 2012 Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out,
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YALSA

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The official blog of the Young Adult Library Services Association.


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