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Banned Books Week Warm Up: School Board in Oregon fighting over “Persepolis” September 19, 2014 – Posted in: Banned / Censored / Destroyed, Content, public school libraries

Why wait until Banned Books Week starts next week to start celebrating the madness. This time we go to Murphy, Oregon where things got a little heated at the Three Rivers School Board meeting. At issue: Persepolis, an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her experiences growing up during the Iranian revolution.  The ‘problem’: the book contains some questionable language and depicts scenes of torture and some parents want to be able to sign…

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The Most Challenged Books in our Schools and Libraries for 2013 April 14, 2014 – Posted in: books, Libraries, public libraries, public school libraries

At first glance you might think it was a list of some of the better selling books but these are the top 10 most frequently challenged books at American libraries and schools for 2013. The list is compiled by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and from the over 300 challenges across the country in 2013 these are the top 10. 1. Captain Underpants (series) by Dave Pilkey Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence 2.…

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