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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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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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A letter to Kershaw County School District via their PR person and an associate superintendent who were “Instrumental” in having the book Angry Management removed from a  summer reading list. This is in direct response to Chris Cructher’s response that I blogged about yesterday.   First let me say thank you two and Mr. Douglas […]

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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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How AWESOME is this?? This was shared with me today by Heather Loy, and I am amazed at the creative juices just oozing out of these displays. Want to join? Here are the directions that were sent to me. Banned Books Week: Call for Display Photos! Will your library or bookstore sponsor an event or […]

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Banned Books Week 2010

As we celebrate Banned Books Week, I am once again looking at keeping it low key.  Not as low key as last year, as a year under the belt here has given me more confidence in promoting the issue of censorship without drawing ire from conservatives.  Some displays that have the kids (and teachers) talking […]

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He just ran with it!

Last week I posted a comment on Doug Johnson’s blog about filtering, yes that necessary filter educators reckon with daily.  Yes, I compared the weirdness that ALA would sponsor rebels with a Banned Book Campaign Annually but have not even remotely addressed our 21st century censorship issue–that of filtering. My comment even somewhat dared him, […]

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