Monday is the unveiling of the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016!
Jamie LaRue, director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, wrote a letter to the school board and administrators at Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District, urging them to initiate a reconsideration procedure and allow for fair and free evaluation of ‘Jacob’s New Dress.’
Action for the repeal of the FCC privacy rules, save federal funding for libraries, and the removal of The Kite Runner in Arizona.
Jacob’s New Dress, Facial Recognition, and banned horror comics
On March 21, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC) chose to voluntarily pull Jacob’s New Dress from a lesson on anti-bullying because Republican legislators in the state’s General Assembly were up in arms … Why this abrupt decision and interest by the General Assembly? It’s a simple answer: HB2.