May 26, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Parental Demands and Accusations | Scales on Censorship

One mother accuses a librarian of “stunting her daughter’s intellectual growth,” while another says lack of policing child’s book choices gave her son nightmares.

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Resources on Women’s History, Wild Things at UConn, & a Book Challenge in Boise | News Bites

Maurice Sendak goes to the University of Connecticut, Looking for Alaska is challenged once again, and more.

ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom Wants to Know About Your State’s Challenged Books

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom wants to know about your state’s 2014 book challenges. The deadline for reporting is Friday, February 27—so find out how to do so here.

Two Books Challenged Again in Highland Park Schools in Texas

Renewed book challenges to The Working Poor: Invisible in America and The Art of Racing in the Rain stir up sides as the Highland Park (TX) Independent School District’s board gears up to vote on revisions to the district’s book policy.

‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Restored to IL Classrooms

Steven Chbosky’s epistolary coming-of-age tale The Perks of Being a Wallflower is being restored to eighth-grade classrooms in Glen Ellyn District 41, a suburb of Chicago, following a recent challenge over concerns about the book’s sexual content and explicit language.