While the long journey for equality in Tucson's schools has taken a leap forward, questions still abound over what the judicial decision means for the indisputably successful Mexican American Studies curriculum.
How to prepare? Don't wait for a challenge. Get a policy in place, including clear and fair procedures and a written form that encourages those who object to a book to consider the work as a whole and requires them to state specific objections and requests.
What is so controversial about Tim Ferriss' new book to earn the title of "the most banned book in U.S. history"? With The 4-Hour Chef due to hit shelves this week, there's just one problem: There are no shelves for it to hit.
Even in this modern day and age, some folks in communities across America are saying: "No. That Book ISN'T For You" and for reasons that have nothing to do with the community, the school, or the reader -- and everything to do with prejudice.
Harry Potter is now the most banned book in America, according to the American Library Association. But these books have taught children to read, to think, to write and to criticize, all hallmarks of free expression.
My books first appeared on the Naughty List in 2007, and that time, when I was given the news, I cried. But...surprise! I'm still here, and my books are still being banned, and guess what? Being an author of banned books is cool.