I’m With the Banned

This week is Banned Books Week, the American Library Association’s annual celebration of banned and challenged books. The Office of Intellectual Freedom keeps track of all reports of challenges against books in public libraries, school libraries, school assignments, and all other reported attempts at removing books from public use. Over the years, they have compiled […]

School Board Bans John Green’s Paper Towns After One Complaint

This happened a few weeks ago, maybe more. But I’ve been busy so I haven’t gotten to writing about it. Basically, this year’s list of eighth grade suggested reading material included popular YA author John Green’s novel of young love Paper Towns. One mother who had recently decided to stop homeschooling her child became concerned […]