Category Archives: censorship

Chris Crutcher’s book removed from summer reading program

Chris Crutcher’s book Angry Management has been removed from a summer reading program because ONE angry parent decided that, after “reading” the first twenty-four pages, it had too much profanity. Yeah, you read that right. That offends me on so … Continue reading

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YA author Maureen Johnson on NPR TODAY with Meghan Cox Gurdon, talking about “dark” YA!

The wonderful Maureen Johnson, who started the #YASaves movement on Twitter in response to Meghan Cox Gurdon’s WSJ article that slammed so many good books (including Scars) will be on NPR TODAY at 11am EST!! I hope some people will … Continue reading

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Was Amazon homophobic? Or was it “simply” a technological error?

You may have read about the recent snafu with Amazon.com–where thousands of lesbian and gay books lost their sales rankings, which made them hard to find via a search. This included picture book Heather Has Two Mommies, and YA book … Continue reading

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Book will be reprinted to remove offensive word

An “offensive word” in Jacqueline Wilson’s latest novel, My Sister Jodie (Random House, UK), will replaced with another as a result of three parent complaints, according to The Guardian. Three complaints? What is it with books that makes people jump … Continue reading

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