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Why ban books?

It always seems incredible to me that people ban books–or try to. Books are THE safest way I can think of to learn something. They can provide so much–comfort, inspiration, moments of happiness and joy. A break from painful experiences … Continue reading

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Banned books get a new website to help promote Banned Book Week

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Philip Pullman’s books have been removed from two more library bookshelves

Philip Pullman’s books (His Dark Materials series) have been removed from two more library bookshelves–two Toronto-area Catholic school boards, the Durham and Dufferin-Peel Catholic boards (in Ontario, Canada), have removed Pullman’s books while they review the book to see whether … Continue reading

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a children’s author whose book was banned took things into her own hands

When children’s author Nikki Tate discovered that her book, Trouble on Tarragon Island, was being banned at a Saskatchewan school because of the use of the word bazoongas used in a scene of bullying and schoolyard taunts, she decided to … Continue reading

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banned books are relevant all year long

I think banned and challenged books are relevant all year long, not just on Banned Book Week. I don’t think anyone has to right to tell other people that they can’t read a particular book. Books continue to be challenged, … Continue reading

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Find some great books by looking through the banned books list

It’s Banned Book Week (well, okay, today’s the last day) but there’s been a lot of great posts about it in the kidlitosphere. What I really enjoy is that many of the books that were banned would not have come … Continue reading

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