Posts about: Censorship

 Best of 2012: Banned Books Awareness: “Yertle the Turtle”

Best of 2012: Banned Books Awareness: “Yertle the Turtle”

For the third time in recent weeks the Banned Books Awareness series once again focuses on some rather disturbing trends from Canada. Incidents of censorship by the border patrol, negative reactions to fiction based on h…

Banned Books Awareness: “The Family Book”

Banned Books Awareness: “The Family Book”

Todd Parr has written over 30 children’s books, and he is the winner of two National Parenting Publication Awards, as well as three Oppenheim Gold Awards; but his The Family Book (preschool-grade 2; 2004) has stirred …

Banned Books Awareness: “50 Shades of Grey”

Banned Books Awareness: “50 Shades of Grey”

Some call it fan fiction, while others call it “mommy porn;” but the fact is that whatever you call it, Fifty Shades of Grey, a New York Times #1 bestselling novel by E. L. James, has become an international hit. …

Banned Books Awareness: “Banned Books saved from burning in Canada”

Banned Books Awareness: “Banned Books saved from burning in Canada”

Just two days before Deborah Merrick, Branch Manager at Merritt Library in British Columbia, was scheduled to burn banned books, members of the community came forward to stop her. “People came in and said they didn…