All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Banned Books’

‘Captain Underpants’ Complaints Beat ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in 2012

A constant in history since the invention of the printing press is that censorship is always a threat to publishers and authors. In more recent times, the fear of U.S. parents that children might be exposed to written descriptions of or allusions to sex (or, in some parts of the U.S., magic) has caused a predictable stream of complaints and …

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“Ender’s Game” Reading Gets South Carolina Middle School Teacher Suspended

A South Carolina middle school teacher has been suspended for reading selections from Orson Scott Card’s science fiction classic Ender’s Game to his students. The teacher, whose name has not been released, read selections from three books, of which Ender’s Game was one. A 14-year-old student complained that the book contained curse words and “pornographic” material. The book is generally …

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Google Promotes Banned Books

Despite America’s reputation as a free society, the practice of banning books in schools and even some libraries has happened through the years. Google and the American Library Association will celebrate 25 years of Banned Books Week, September 23rd – 30th.

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