Yesterday, NCAC, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and 6 other free speech and education groups defended Ariel Schrag’s acclaimed anthology Stuck in the Middle, which had been challenged in a school library in Oklahoma. NCAC joined CBLDF to ask Schrag for her thoughts on the challenge.
NCAC’s Executive Director and Millie Davis from NCTE explore why books are challenged in schools and libraries and the common responses to these challenges in a comparison between two surveys.
For Banned Books Week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project has released its annual recap of book censorship cases. Labeling books “sexually explicit”, the teaching of Islam in schools and sanitizing slavery, it’s all here in the form of a handy, printable flyer.
NCAC spoke to YA author Coe Booth about the recent controversy in Chesterfield, of which her book was at the center, and why reading diverse books can help establish a sense of commonality.
For Banned Books Week, NCAC spoke to Kate Messner about why young students should access a diverse range of experiences in their readings.