From left to right: YFEP Film Contest Winners Patrick Rooks, Caitlin Wolper, Jake Gogats, Summer Lee, and Urban Word NYC Youth Performer Amani Breanna We appreciate everyone who came out for a fun day of youth-made films at our 2011 Youth Voices Uncensored screening at the New York Film Academy. In addition to the films […]
Archives for June 2012
The potentially momentous case of Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television ended on June 21 not with a bang but a whimper. True, a unanimous Supreme Court vacated the FCC’s rulings that the “fleeting expletives” in two TV programs and the fleeting nudity in a third were “indecent.” But it did so on the narrow […]
The Kids’ Right to Read Project joined with partner organizations in writing a letter to the Fremont, CA School Board, warning against another rejection of the book Bastard Out of Carolina without sound pedagogical reasons. KRRP also wrote a letter in 2011 about the board’s rejection of Tony Kushner’s pulitzer-prize winning play Angels in America.
Patricia Polacco, the prolific children’s book author who wrote In Our Mothers’ House answered NCAC’s questions about the objections which have recently been raised in Davis County, UT. Complaints have centered around the non-traditional nature of the family depicted in the book and the fact that the family has two moms.
On June 25, the Library of Congress will open its summer exhibit “Books That Shaped America.” The exhibit will be on display through the end of September in the Southwest Gallery, located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, DC. Many books on the list of notable tomes won’t surprise you. […]