A People's History of the United States Howard Zinn

“We the People” or “Just Some of the People”: Proposed Bill Would Censor Zinn’s People’s History

Legislation just proposed in Arkansas this week would ban books by or about Howard Zinn from all public schools in the state. The bill, submitted by Representative Kim Hendren, would prohibit any public school district or charter school from including anything written by the controversial Boston University professor between 1959 and his death in 2010.

Glasses resting on newspaper with text “Promising Career”

10 Years After a Challenge: An Interview with Johanna Freivalds

How are librarians’ careers impacted when they experience a significant material challenge in their library? I decided to ask some librarians about their careers following a challenge. I contacted librarians who experienced a challenge in their library 10 or more years ago, and asked them some questions about their career paths. The following is an interview with Johanna Freivalds at the Eileen Johnson Middles School in Lockwood, Montana.