Jason Reynolds calls school libraries “places of recognition for young people” in new PSA; Monona Grove parents’ request to remove Harper Lee book denied; Lindsey Whittington receives Immroth Award
Recent book challenges in the news have involved permission slips sent home by classroom teachers when students would be reading a potentially controversial book, and I’d like to take some time to review the bigger picture surrounding classroom text selection, parent communication, and the sticky question of “permission.”
New ALA Statement Affirms Net Neutrality is Essential to Intellectual Freedom; Protesters attempt to shut down author event at Green Apple; Board removes ‘trashy’ book from CHS library
Book challenges and authors accused of sexual misconduct; To Kill a Mockingbird; and Privacy and School Libraries
With my college students, I wanted to acknowledge challenging discussions that arise when we talk about books, and explain why I choose books that focus on social and cultural issues, and I want them to think about how they might address these issues in their own classrooms when they become teachers.
Controversial mural replaced at Springfield’s Dr. Seuss museum; New York won’t do business with ISPs not adhering to net neutrality principles; ALA Appoints Mary Ghikas as Executive Director through January 2020
OIF Seeks Information on 2017 Censorship Incidents; Libraries can help disrupt school-to-prison pipeline; Prisons are making new moves to control what books inmates can read
Meet the 2018 Intellectual Freedom Bloggers, Arizona can’t ban Mexican-American studies anymore, judge says , What does Facebook consider hate speech?
Green’s new novel ponders the many metaphors we use to describe pain, mental illness, and the narratives of our lives…but I left the book with my own new metaphor.
The Hate U Give Banned by Katy, Texas School District; OIF by the Numbers; Net Neutrality; and 2017 I Love My Librarian Award winners