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Missouri School District Bans 'Slaughterhouse-Five'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home

The school board in Republic, Mo., voted 4-0 to eliminate Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" and Sarah Ockler's "Twenty Boy Summer" from the high s...

Banned Books Week Should Thank Twitter

The New York Times | LELA MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For an event like this, it never hurts to have a cause célèbre, and this year, organizers needn't have gone very far in search of one. They just had...

Young Adult Novels Called 'Soft Porn'

Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An associate professor attacked the reading list of a Missouri public school district this weekend, calling three books "soft pornography." The profes...