Contestants must be either living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens), and must be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted. Films will be judged on content, artistic and technical merit, and creativity. Judges will be drawn from a panel of renowned writers, actors, […]
About the Contest Each year NCAC challenges young people all across the nation to think about their First Amendment rights and the issue of Free Speech. According to the Knight Foundation, “Nearly three-fourths of high school students either do not know how they feel about the First Amendment or admit they take it for granted […]
The museum alleges Polish artist Olek broke her contract when she implemented the mask, intended to provoke thought about environmental damage.
The Chesterfield County Public School summer reading list contained books that were “pornographic” and contained “vile, vile, nasty language,” one mother complained.
NCAC has sent a letter to Elgin Mayor David Kaptain supporting the mural’s return in advance of the City Council’s vote on its fate on July 13th.
Good news! The Couer d’Alene school board defended the freedom to read after a committee voted to reject Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel for inclusion in a 12th grade English class.
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.
Two books targeted for removal from instruction at Rumson-Fair Haven High School have been retained.
Banning a John Green novel didn’t work out. But the superintendent’s new idea to rate library books would create enormous problems.
Congratulations to the students, parents, and teachers in Lumberton, New Jersey, who have proven that grassroots action makes a difference.
Four months after a parent launched a challenge against The Kite Runner in Asheville, NC, the saga seems to finally have come to an end.
A benefit event for the NCAC is abruptly called off after the theater hosting the show deemed some of the content offensive– especially Neil LaBute’s “Mohammed Gets A Boner.”
After one parent complained that an acclaimed graphic novel was child pornography. After a letter from NCAC, the district’s review committee voted to keep the book in the school library.
Controversy has intensified over the removal of the book The Perks of Being A Wallflower from a Connecticut school district’s curriculum. Does the superintendent’s response make any sense?
NCAC is joined by several international organizations in protesting the New York Youth Symphony’s decision to cancel a controversial work.
Last year’s battle over books in a Texas school district isn’t over. Now a parent is challenging a book about the lives of poor people.
Two weeks ago, NCAC's Kids' Right to Read Project and other organizations sent a letter to the Cape Henlopen school district in Delaware expressing serious concerns over the removal of Emily M. Danforth's award-winning novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post, from a summer reading list for the high school's college prep and honors classes. This week, […]
District 196, serving the Rosemount – Apple Valley – Eagan regions near the Twin Cities, has announced that the committee convened to decide whether the book Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You should be retained in the district's libraries has voted 10-0 to keep the work. A parent challenged the book for the use of the word "retarded" in […]
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According to Fauquier.com, a Fauquier County Public Schools review committee has unanimously rejected a book challenge that would have removed David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing from the high school library. NCAC’s Kids’ Right To Read Project sent a letter to the school board prior to the meeting, warning that removing the book based on objections to […]