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Why These Teachers Are Assigning Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books

While some parents want certain books removed from schools, teachers are remembering the important reasons to keep them in the classroom. This week...

Today's Buddha Doodle - Speak it!

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.12.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


'Tea Party Activist Tries To Ban My Book'

Laurie Halse Anderson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Books
Laurie Halse Anderson

Oh, for heavens sakes. A guy named Richard Swier in Florida thinks that SPEAK is "child pornography."

Public Speaking: Expert Advice To Help You Fight The Fear

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Not too long ago, Becoming Fearless featured a post about the new documentary "Speak," which follows the lives of several men and women competing to w...

Terrified Of Public Speaking? Now There's A Movie About It! | Whitney Friedlander | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living

Speaking in public is often considered to be our number one fear. So who in his or her right mind would willingly hop on stage and compete to earn the...

Do You Speak Your Mind?

Karen Luniw | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Luniw

Wouldn't it be great if everyone could speak up for what they wanted? That was the point when my whole life turned around and I started to have more of what I wanted in my life. It was necessary to get to where I am today.

Horn Book Editor Roger Sutton Warns: | Roger Sutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Following last Saturday's colloquium at Simmons, I had an interesting dinner conversation with Megan Whalen Turner and Virginia Duncan about the Speak...

Debate Over Controversial Rape Novel Heats Up | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Judy Blume and fellow authors and readers have rallied behind Laurie Halse Anderson's acclaimed young adult novel about the rape of a teenager, "Speak...

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...

Banned Books

The New York Times | AMANDA CHRISTY BROWN and HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of intellectual freedom and draws attention to the harms of...

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...