We received some great news from Kentucky this morning: a reconsideration committee in Marion County voted to keep John Green’s highly acclaimed first novel Looking for Alaska on its high school shelves last night. The book received a complaint from a parent who not only refused to let his child read the book, but determined […]
One parent doesn’t want any students — or adults — to read John Green’s renowned young adult novel.
Banning a John Green novel didn’t work out. But the superintendent’s new idea to rate library books would create enormous problems.
What’s happening in the Garden State? Right after Banned Books Week, we saw two efforts to remove books from public schools.
A New Jersey superintendent made an ad hoc decision to pull Looking for Alaska from classroom libraries, in violation of district policy.