Posts Tagged: censorship

Sep 27
Banned Books Week: People Ban the Darndest Things

Banned Books Week: People Ban the Darndest Things

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Here at The Discriminating Fangirl, we read banned books. Every year, the American Library Association reports that concerned parties tend to focus their efforts on required reading choices in schools, school libraries, and public libraries. Many may mean well, stating reasons such as explicit content, offensive language, and/or being too mature for… Read more »

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Sep 23
They did what?! – Banned Books Week 2013

They did what?! – Banned Books Week 2013

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It’s that time of year again – the trees are turning from green to brilliant, fiery hues; pumpkin spice lattes are back on the Starbucks menu; and book lovers everywhere are celebrating Banned Books Week. Every year, institutions receive a number of challenges to remove titles from their shelves for… Read more »

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Sep 27
Banned Book Week: Speak Up!

Banned Book Week: Speak Up!

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As you may have heard September 25th to October 2nd 2010 is the American Library Association’s Banned Book Week. According to the ALA’s website, these were the most challenged books of last year: 1. “TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle Reasons: Nudity, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to… Read more »

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Oct 03
Banned Book Week

Banned Book Week

Books, Commentary 4

It’s the tail end of Banned Book Week, and unfortunately I’ve been so busy that I didn’t get a chance to go to my university’s library and check out any of their events. Heck, I completely forgot to blog about it until just now. But the attempted censorship of books… Read more »

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Jun 16
Goose-stepping morons…

Goose-stepping morons…

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…should try reading books instead of burning them. A bunch of nutcases Christian group in Wisconsin seeks the right to publicly burn or destroy the West Bend Community Memorial Library’s copy of Francesca Lia Block’s novel Baby BeBop. Y’see, these people claim that seeing that book on display is damaging… Read more »

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