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Banning Books

Book Bannings Are On The Rise

Posted 12.23.2013 | Books

It's been a busy year for The Kids’ Right to Read Project. The anti-censorship organization's coordinator, Acacia O'Connor, recently revealed that s...

Why I Banned A Book

Scott DiMarco | Posted 09.18.2013 | Books
Scott DiMarco

I am a seasoned librarian and academic library director and a supporter of free speech and democracy, but I banned a book.

INFOGRAPHIC: Ten Most Frequently Banned Books

Posted 11.22.2011 | Books

To mark Banned Books Week (Sept 24-Oct 1), we've created an infographic to highlight the most banned or challenged books of last year. Click below to ...

'NYT' Editor: Let’s Ban Books, Or At Least Stop Writing Them

nytimes.com | BILL KELLER | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books

There was exciting news last month among the Twitterati. Brian Stelter, The New York Times prodigy and master of social media, announced to his 64,373...

I'm With Meghan Cox Gurdon

Ru Freeman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

As the parent of three avid readers, I agree with Meghan Cox Gurdon's point that what is considered "banning" in the book trade is known in the parenting world as doing our job.

Will School Ban Textbook Containing Nude Statues?

Latest News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Officials pulled the book, Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities: Alternative Volume, from some classrooms last week. Hundreds of freshmen an...

Why We Should Read "Soft Pornography"

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

Concerns about Slaughterhouse-Five, Speak, and Twenty Boy Summer highlight a deeper and more troubling belief -- that is, that young people should be prevented from exposure to anything that discusses sex and sexual activity in any way.

An Ode to a Disappearing Texas

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

I left Texas, sadly, because it was changing and becoming what it has now become. But there are some great people there and they will make their voices heard...because Texans are not wimps!

The Easily Intimidated Sarah Palin

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Lundegaard

So did Palin fire Stambaugh at the bidding of the NRA? Probably not. The article implies that she fired him for a more troubling reason...