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2014 edition of “Banned Books: Challenging our Freedom to Read” is now available at the ALA Store Online!

2014 edition of “Banned Books: Challenging our Freedom to Read” is now available at the ALA Store Online! | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
» 2014 edition of “Banned Books: Challenging our Freedom to Read” is now available at the ALA Store Online! OIF Blog http://t.co/Z3WtZ8Pd0s
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"The Miseducation of Cameron Post" Removed From Delaware Summer Reading List - UPDATED

"The Miseducation of Cameron Post" Removed From Delaware Summer Reading List - UPDATED | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
By Malinda Lo In 2012, I was invited by NPR to review an about-to-be-published young adult novel titled The Miseducation of Cameron Post by debut author emily m. danforth. I was a little nervous ab...
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Controversy over 'Fun Home' prompts creators to bring show to Charleston

Controversy over 'Fun Home' prompts creators to bring show to Charleston | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
The author of the critically acclaimed graphic novel
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SC Legislators Plan Cuts to College Budgets over Reading Assignments

SC Legislators Plan Cuts to College Budgets over Reading Assignments | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
Controversy over reading selections at a pair of colleges in South Carolina last year has reared its head again, and this time it may result in budget cuts for the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate. The budget committee in the state House of Representatives recommended budget cuts totaling $70,000 for the two schools, which assigned incoming students and others to read literature about LGBT issues last year.
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School Board Hears From 21 Individuals on Both Sides of Pending Book Challenge at Watauga High School

School Board Hears From 21 Individuals on Both Sides of Pending Book Challenge at Watauga High School | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
The Watauga County Board of Education listened to community members – including educators, parents and students – comment on “The House of the Spirits."
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North Carolina School Board Retains ‘The Color Purple’

North Carolina School Board Retains ‘The Color Purple’ | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
North Carolina’s Brunswick County School District has voted to retain Alice Walker’s award-winning epistolary novel The Color Purple in its school libraries and classrooms, following a series of unofficial challenges to the book that began in...
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Banned Books

Five-Minute Film Festival: Banned Books | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read all across the United States. VideoAmy has collected resources and videos to help you be part of the fight against censorship of books.
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‘Invisible Man’ back in county schools

‘Invisible Man’ back in county schools | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
ASHEBORO — “Invisible Man” will once again be on the shelves of Randolph County Schools’ high school libraries.The Randolph County Board of Education decided, by a 6-1 vote, at a special meeting...
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Bookmans Does Banned Books (2013)

Combining passages from challenged books read by customers and employees, this video expresses our concern about censorship. Not all inhibitors to free speec...
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Sandra Crum's curator insight, February 8, 2015 7:00 PM

This is an awesome video that made me think of all the movies that were done because of these banned books.

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On the "Banned" Wagon: The Month in Book Challenges

On the "Banned" Wagon: The Month in Book Challenges | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
Banned Books Week is a annual "celebration" to raise awareness about books that have been challenged or banned -- it's meant to generate discussion about c
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Episode 30 – Censorship and Your Freedom to Read - ReadWriteThink

Episode 30 – Censorship and Your Freedom to Read - ReadWriteThink | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
In honor of Banned Books Week, tune in to hear about some of the most frequently challenged books for teens in 2009, along with YA authors’ perspectives on the experience of being censored.
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Will the Giver Movie Prompt More Schools to Ban the Book? - Slate Magazine (blog)

Will the Giver Movie Prompt More Schools to Ban the Book? - Slate Magazine (blog) | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog) Will the Giver Movie Prompt More Schools to Ban the Book?
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Cory Doctorow novel pulled from school reading for 'questioning authority'

Cory Doctorow novel pulled from school reading for 'questioning authority' | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
Little Brother has been dropped from Florida high school programme over fears parents might object
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South Carolina lawmakers advance college cuts for promoting gay-themed books

South Carolina lawmakers advance college cuts for promoting gay-themed books | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
South Carolina lawmakers moved to cut funding for two public universities because they assigned gay-themed books.
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North Carolina School Board Decides to Keep House of Spirits

North Carolina School Board Decides to Keep House of Spirits | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
In a 3-2 vote, North Carolina's Watauga County School Board has settled on keeping The House of the Spirits in its sophomore honors English curriculum.
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SC House votes to penalize colleges for gay-themed books | Politics | The State

SC House votes to penalize colleges for gay-themed books | Politics | The State | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
The $70,000 in money taken away from two colleges for assigning gay-themed books is a minuscule part of South Carolina’s $24 billion budget next year.
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Today, February 11th 2014, Thousands of Websites are Protesting Surveillance.

Today, February 11th 2014, Thousands of Websites are Protesting Surveillance. | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
Reddit, Mozilla, Tumblr, Imgur, and over 6,000 other websites are protesting NSA surveillance. Join them.
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Neil Gaiman novel banned by New Mexico school after mother objects

Neil Gaiman novel banned by New Mexico school after mother objects | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
Neverwhere removed from Alamogordo school library, as parent complains Gaiman's novel is 'inappropriate' for teens
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13 Banned and Challenged Books For Kids - No Time For Flash Cards

13 Banned and Challenged Books For Kids - No Time For Flash Cards | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
Would you ban these books? 13 banned and challenged books for kids.
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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
SCASL is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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SC School Librarians show off their BBW displays! 

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Children's Books - Reviews Articles Lists of Best Children's Books

Children's Books - Reviews Articles Lists of Best Children's Books | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
Read reviews of new and classic children's books. Meet the authors, illustrators, and publishers of the best children's books available. Get tips on reading aloud to your kids.
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12 Crazy Reasons Why Books Have Been Banned

12 Crazy Reasons Why Books Have Been Banned | Intellectual Freedom | Scoop.it
These are ACTUAL complaints that have been filed against these books in an effort to have them banned.
1. “Encourages children to break dishes so they won’t have to dry them.”
2. Children shouldn’t be...
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Banned Books Week: Celebrating 30 Years of Liberating Literature

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, the national book community’s celebration of the freedom to read. To commemorate this landmark anniversary, we are pleased to share this collection of significant banned and challenged books.
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Time line of banned books

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