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Category Archive for 'Censorship'

I began reading up on the books being challenged this past year for a library display. Here are the books for 2012 that are the most frequently challenged books. I had to laugh at some of them, as of the top ten, seven are a part of our high school library collection. One is even […]

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I follow several blogs, nings, Twitter chats, and more for school librarian issues.  This is just one of the ways I keep a pulse on best practice and opportunities or ideas to implement in my own practice. Generally it is effective and I highly recommend this. Today I found a gem to share from the […]

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Love this!! My friend Samantha asks our thoughts on reviews in our library reviewing tools, and their never really giving us the “real” story on content that might be questionable. Thanks, Samantha, for allowing me to use this in my blog! Middle School: Drawing the line on PG-13 + content? Okay, we’ve had this discussion […]

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(At the encouragement of my sweet friend JT, I post this.) And the headline read: Pornographic required reading in Knox Schools? Posted by The Knoxville Journal on March 9th, 2012 http://theknoxvillejournal.com/pornographic-required-reading-in-knox-schools/ If you haven’t read it, go ahead, though many can probably guess at the knee-jerk reaction the disgruntled parents and media are clamoring for. My take […]

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Here is a the question recently posed to a e-group of librarians: Our school is having parents complain about the book “Hold Still.”  Are any of you having this problem? Not familiar with this YA Book? It’s okay, a quick search can reveal the title, the author, and more.  I had read the book but […]

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Today I have placed a new widget on my sidebar at the request of Andy Woodworth, a fellow Geektribe member.  He feels (and I agree) that far too few librarians report book challenges. At times I wonder if this same group even realizes there is a division of ALA devoted to preserving that freedom to […]

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Thursday I had the pleasure of seeing and listening to award winning and frequently challenged book author Chris Crutcher when he visited SC this week.  He was in Camden for a day or so and Columbia, SC.  I’m pretty sure it was a result of the summer challenge to Angry Management.  I’m just glad I got to meet […]

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Over the last few days I’ve been reeling over the news that a South Carolina district pulled one of our South Carolina Association of School Librarians’ Young Adult Book Award Nominees after one parent complained that 24 pages in he was put out by the use of expletives throughout the story along with other concerns. That book is Chris Crutcher’s Angry Management.   […]

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I just want to thank those in my reader for helping me make grand plans!! I’ve been really focusing on some Teen Read Week plans already (yeah, its not until October!) but I like to start the brainstorming early.  I think some of the motivation has come from book trailers being shared in my reader […]

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