Archives for September 2012
On October 2, celebrate Banned Books Week with an evening of stirring readings from erotic classics at Fifty Shades of Banned: A Celebration of Erotic Literature. The event starts at 8 PM at the Village Pourhouse on 64 3rd Ave (11th Street Entrance, across from Webster Hall) and benefits NCAC and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Board members in East Penn high school recognized that voting to remove Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep and Tom Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test without a formal review would have constitutional implications. The Kids’ Right to Read Project pointed out this fact in a letter to the board after a single board member motioned to axe the books, mislabeling them "pornographic."
Join NCAC for our annual Celebration of Free Speech and Its Defenders on Monday, November 12 at Tribeca 360° in New York City!
Visit our registration page for sponsorship opportunities and tickets.
The Kids’ Right to Read Project tackled two separate — but similar — challenges to books featured on summer reading lists: Sidescrollers, a graphic novel by Matt Loux, was removed in Enfield, CT; in Emmaus, PA, a board member has motioned to remove Prep and Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test from the list. No official parental complaint was filed in either case.