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 […]
We’re proud to partner with the Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools initiative in a nationwide day readings of I Am Jazz, one of the most challenged books in the country.
The prevailing narrative in Rainier, OR, is that nine-year-old kids were forced to look at “explicit” books in their school library. But things aren’t always what they seem.
A Michigan school board voted last night to keep The Bluest Eye in its AP curriculum.
Another year, another challenge to Looking for Alaska. This time, a parent in conservative Marion County, Kentucky, is challenging its use in a 12th grade classroom.
It looks like a Tennessee high school will have a gay-straight alliance club after all. But do the district’s new rules for all clubs go too far?
A high school production of ‘The Producers’ is altered after parents complain about swastikas on stage.
An award-winning graphic novel was removed from high school libraries in Florida after the parent of a third-grader complained. The district thankfully reversed its decision.
Students are speaking out against legislation that would require parental notification of the teaching of “sexually explicit content” in public schools.
What happens when a cop complains that student artwork is “propaganda?”
In Florida, a seemingly minor change to a policy regarding how schools handle book challenges could have far-reaching implications.
A local TV news outlet is whipping up a frenzy in Florida schools over an award-winning graphic novel.
We’re down to a dozen! Here are the semifinalists in this year’s Youth Free Expression Film Contest.
Complaints about a lesson that included Arabic calligraphy caused an entire school district in Virginia to close down.
A reconsideration review committee that met on December 3 decided in a 7-4 vote to retain copies of Gayle Foreman’s award-winning young adult novel Just One Day in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public School libraries.
A conservative law firm threatened to sue a Wisconsin school over a reading and discussion of the picture book I Am Jazz. The district canceled the November 23 reading.
Two books targeted for removal from instruction at Rumson-Fair Haven High School have been retained.
A censorship dispute in Portage, Indiana, was over quickly after it began thanks to the quick action of students.
An ad hoc committee in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is again targeting a piece of literature for its language. Are they going too far?
Parents in Omaha are fired up about proposed changes to the sexual education curriculum. Are they trying to keep their kids “pure,” or are they calling for censorship?