Award-winning poet Dunya Mikhail — who has written during wars in Iraq and the United States — shares her thoughts on restricted writing.
College educators have often lamented the unintended influence of standardized testing on students’ thinking skills. In my discipline, English, freshman instructors note that the short reading passages appearing on tests have limited students’ ability to follow—or even finish reading—longer pieces. Worse, as NCTE has noted, the tests’ multiple choice format gives readers the impression that every text has one, and only one, definite meaning.
Can Getty Images acquire images from the Library of Congress and sell them on its website? Uncover the details from this high profile court case.
With support from the American Library Association, U.K. organizations have united to host Banned Books Week programs throughout London.
August 17, 2016 – TTFN, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Internet Access for Minors and Noman Rockwell
40 days and 40 nights until Banned Books Week! September 25th – October 1st, 2016
Diversity is definitely something that should be put into the public eye for awareness, but equally important is that teens and readers of young adult literature know the abundance of books there are with diverse themes and characters. Well-written books about diversity are out there, waiting to be devoured, but where does one begin to find books that fit this category?
Paper & Fire jumps right back into the action bestselling author Rachel Caine created with 2015’s Ink & Bone, a series which supposes what the world might be like if the Great Library of Alexandria had survived the test of time.
OIF’s “Fifty Shades of Banned Books Week” webinar is chock-full of inventive programming ideas to celebrate the freedom to read.
This is a really sweet picture book about a child looking for love and acceptance in her world, and to her true self. I think that message is at the heart of many children’s books that I come across as a children’s librarian, and lover of books! It can be rather difficult to accept who you are when the world around you wants to fit you into their box of “normalcy”.