Harper’s Magazine recently ran an open letter calling for the reestablishment of open debate in this culture war being fought on the front lines of social media. It was refreshing to learn of a written rebuttal to this open letter, but the cause would benefit more if you didn’t read it at all.
Celebrate Banned Books Week by thinking for yourself! Here are a few reviews by Laynie Bynum.
Published in 2013, ‘Eleanor & Park’ is a young adult novel of first love, acceptance, and self-image. For the first time, this New York Times bestseller is listed on ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books list, clocking in at No. 10.
Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States,” “Eleanor and Park,” and Net Neutrality
Challenges to Eleanor & Park, Gutless, The Glass Castle, and This Book is Gay; Why was Juno Dawson uninvited to a school in the UK? And a special Black History Month webinar from the Freedom to Read Foundation about Libraries in the Jim Crow South and the story of a nine black students arrested for using a whites-only library.
September 17, 2016: Victory for Eleanor and Park, Tyrell, & Dope Sick in Virginia! Updates about the textbook in Texas. Controversy regarding trigger warnings. And SO MUCH MORE
July 28, 2016 – Upcoming Banned Books Webinar, Privacy Guidelines, Eleanor and Park, and Net Neutrality