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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...

Laurie Halse Anderson on Her New Book, The Impossible Knife of Memory

Monica Edinger | Posted 03.16.2014 | Books
Monica Edinger

Laurie Halse Anderson is a familiar name in the world of children's and young adult literature . In her latest, The Impossible Knife of Memory, we meet 17 year-old Hayley Kincaid whose mother died when she was small.

School Board Un-Bans Slaughter-House Five, Twenty Boy Summer With Restrictions

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

By the Associated Press REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) - Two months after removing two books from its curriculum and school library, a southwest Missouri schoo...

Debate Over Controversial Rape Novel Heats Up

guardian.co.uk | 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...